Man accused of hit and run that left one dead


Coles County – One teen is dead and four other bicyclists are injured after a hit and run in Coles County.


A day later, police arrested a 21 year old for the crime. It happened Saturday night on Lincoln Highway Road near Bent Tree Golf Course. A driver hit five bicyclists and fled the scene.


Timothy Zehr, 19, Truman Beachy, 27, Jonathan Beachy, 24, Javin Lehman, 20, and Leonard Beachy, 16, were taken to local hospitals. Leonard Beachy was later pronounced dead.


Just after midnight Sunday, police arrested the driver Samuel Meadows, 21, of Charleston. He has been charged with aggravated DUI and leaving the scene of a personal injury and fatal accident.

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