At least four people had been murdered this weekend, including two children and a new high school grad, following a household's automobile dropped into Alabama's Logan Martin Lake.
They were pronounced dead at the scene.
A fifth passenger, and the sole survivor, Reginald White, 39, was hauled to a local area hospital. His injuries are unknown at the moment, as stated by the Birmingham News.
The victims were from Adamsville, roughly 12 miles north of downtown Birmingham. They were thought to be traveling to Georgia for the holiday weekend when their car left the roadway and sneaked into the water close to the 162-mile mark, just east of Riverside, reports stated.
The eastbound lanes close to the scene of this episode were immediately shut down, backing up traffic for miles.
Whatley was driving the vehicle at the moment, police said. It wasn't immediately clear what caused the car to leave the roadway, according to the paper.
Towns graduated from Minor High School at Adamsville.