A Petersburg man has been identified as the individual killed in a traffic accident in Springfield yesterday afternoon.
Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards said in a press release today that 50 year old Anthony Johnson of Pertersburg was pronounced deceased at Memorial Medical Center’s E.R. at 2:23 pm yesterday.
Johnson was a rear seat passenger in a vehicle that was traveling near the corner of Koke mill Road and La Conner Drive.
The driver of the vehicle reportedly had a medical emergency causing the vehicle to crash through a fence and caught fire around 1:43 pm.
The Springfield Fire Department extinguished the flames within minutes and the driver had to be extricated from the vehicle, according to a report by WICS in Springfield.
Five adults and one minor was injured in the accident.
Edwards scheduled an autopsy to determine the cause of death to Johnson for this afternoon.