Victim in deadly Laconwood Drive fire identified

One person was killed following an afternoon house fire in Springfield on Wednesday. (WICS/WRSP)

The woman who died after a house fire in the 100 block of Laconwood Drive Wednesday, has been identified as 68-year-old Janet Collins of Springfield.

Collins was pronounced dead around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Preliminary autopsy results indicate Collins died from smoke inhalation. The incident is under investigation by the Springfield Fire Department and the Sangamon County Coroner’s Office.