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4 killed when family car plunges into Lake Alabama


Four people were killed on Saturday after a family’s vehicle pulled off the freeway and plunged into Logan Martin Lake, according to WIAT-TV affiliate CBS Birmingham, Atlanta. The station said St. Clair County Coroner Dennis Russell identified the victims as April Whatley, 37; Mariah Towns, 18; Rosalyn White, 5 and Reginald J. White, 3.

The victims were all from Adamsville, a town about 12 miles northwest of Birmingham. The lone survivor, Reginald White, 39, was taken to UAB Hospital. The others died at the scene.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said in a press release that the crash happened around 11 p.m. Saturday. The vehicle exited Interstate 20 and entered Logan Martin Lake. The accident temporarily cut off the eastbound lanes near the accident site.

It was not immediately clear what prompted the vehicle to leave the roadway.

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