GADSDEN, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE: The Etowah County Coroner’s Office has confirmed that John Williams, 38, Felicia Torres, 26, and Cory Black, 15, were in the car that was discovered in Black Creek. We were Told Felicia’s last name was Martin, but that is her maiden name.
ORIGINAL: According to Chief Carroll of Gadsden Fire, a car was discovered to have driven off Tuscaloosa Avenue and into Black Creek. Police say someone spotted the car in the water and called 911. At 7:45am emergency crews arrived on scene and found the sedan upside down.
The bodies of an adult male, a teenage adult male, and an adult female have been recovered from the vehicle, police say.
Joey cannon said he was driving through Thursday morning and saw the car.
“They looked like they were young, it’s sad, young lives lost is always sad,” said Cannon.
Inside the car were three victims. The Etowah county coroner office says one of the victims was Felicia Martin.
“She was a beautiful child at birth, it crushed me. I loved this child more than life,” said family member Candy Faulkner.
Gadsden police say at this time it’s being investigated as a car accident.