Volunteer firefighter dies after responding to call

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HOMER - A volunteer firefighter in Homer died after crashing his truck while responding to a call.

Officials say, 46-year-old John Cummins was driving after responding to a report of a stranded driver - who crashed just before midnight on a Champaign County road.

Cummins died at Carle hospital early Wednesday morning.

According to the Champaign County Sheriff's Office, it was a medical condition, and not the crash, that took his life. A passenger in the car with Cummins told deputies the episode caused a crash that involved three other cars.

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