A family car plunged from Interstate 20 into Logan Martin Lake killing four


Four people were killed Saturday after a family’s vehicle left the interstate 20 and plunged into Logan Martin Lake in Alabama. Two keeds and one teen were among the deceased persons. The victims were all from Adamsville, a city about 12 miles northwest of Birmingham. It was only one survivor of the accident. 39-year-old Reginald White was taken to UAB Hospital. St. Clair County Coroner Dennis Russell released the names of the four victims (April Whatley, 37; Mariah Towns, 18; Rosalyn White, 5 and Reginald J. White, 3) on Sunday. The family was believed to be traveling to Atlanta. Authorities said Whatley was driving. The accident temporarily shut down eastbound lanes near the scene of the accident. It was not immediately known the cause of the accident.


Multiple agencies responded to the crash. Among them were the ALEA State Troopers, the Pell City Police Department, the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office, the Pell City Dive Team, the Leeds Fire and Rescue Dive Team, Lincoln Fire and Rescue, Twin Creeks Towing and the Alabama Department of Transportation.A massive recovery effort followed. Family seeks help with funeral costs. Logan Martin is known to locals as the “lake with a thousand coves.” The story of Logan Martin Dam and Logan Martin Lake began as a story of energy. It continues today as a story of flood control, recreation and economic opportunity.