3 Bodies found in Weiss Lake

(Melissa Crabtree/CBS42)

[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1371253005&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4097672&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1371253005 type=script]CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) – A deadly discovery … Investigators in Cherokee County are trying to determine how a truck ended up in Weiss lake.

3 people were pulled from the vehicle Thursday afternoon.

It appears the driver of the pick-up veered off the road along CR 31 … landing upside down in about eight feet of water.

Rescue squad Captain Danny Smith says they believe it had been in the lake for nearly two weeks. Emergency workers say it’s been years since an incident like this has happened.

An autopsy is being performed to confirm the cause of death for all three adults found in the truck.

Meanwhile, Smith says family members have some much needed closure.

“This is just our opportunity for the family to start the healing process of knowing what happened or at least trying to understand what happened and I think that’s real important that a family at least get some answers. ”

Copyright 2013 WIAT-TV CBS 42

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