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.

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