SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – A Springfield crash claimed a man's life Thursday afternoon, the Sangamon County coroner said.
Coroner Cinda Edwards said Ray Anthony Johnson, 50, died in the 1:43 p.m. Thursday crash at Koke Mill and La Conner Drive. Police earlier told WAND-TV the driver had a medical emergency before crashing through a fence.
Johnson was pronounced dead at Memorial Medical Center's ER at 2:23 p.m. He was the rear seat passenger in on of the cars involved in the crash.
Responders had to extricate the driver from the vehicle Johnson was in.
A total of five adults and one minor suffered injuries. There was a vehicle fire that responders put out within minutes.
The crash remains under investigation. An autopsy on the victim is set to happen Friday afternoon.