According to two survivors in this weeks deadly wreck that sent an SUV into Weiss Lake in Leesburg, the crash was intentional.
The two survivors, Kim Learned and Brittney Hobson, went to social media and said that the driver intentionally drove into the water.
Brittney Nicole Leslie wrote on her Facebook, “Too all that have been concerned or wondering what happened, all fo this was intentionally done the man (Robert) knew what he was doing… I can’t go into much detail about it. But I can say Kim Learned is okay, myself am still messed up having trouble after dying twince too be revived… my mother Cheryl Hobson and my sister Christy Elizabeth Hobson are no longer with us, they did find two others that didn’t make it, we are still missign one body the body of my uncle Bobby Shore”
Deaton says toxicology reports have been sent to the Alabama Department of Forensics Sciences, results may take up to 60 days.
Deaton said at this time Investigators are still trying to determine exactly what the occupants were doing in the area and where they were going.
Rescue crews will continue to search until the body of Shore has been recovered.
Cherokee County Coroner Dr. Jeremy Deaton has released the names of four people killed Tuesday night after the Saturn SUV they were in went into Weiss Lake at the Leesburg Landing just before 7:00 p.m., crews are continuing the search for one victim still missing.
According to Dr. Deaton the victims have been identified as Robert Hardin, Christy Hobson, Dale Steven Keener and Cheryl Hobson, Deaton says that the cause of death appears to be fresh water drowning. The victims are between the ages of 20s to 40s.
Rescue workers are still searching for Bobby Shore.
Dr. Deaton says that at this time it appears that Cheryl Hobson, who lived in Cherokee County, was apparently the mother of Christy Hardin. Robert Hardin was the driver of the vehicle, the other victims are apparently residents of Jefferson County. Authorities are still gathering information but believe the group was in the area to visit Hobson at the time of the incident.
Two women survived the incident, both were taken to a Gadsden hospital. One was treated and released last night. Investigators are still working to determine just why the incident happened.
The vehicle was in approximately 18 feet of water and it was recovered at around 11 p.m. The search was suspended around 1 a.m. today and resumed at first light.
From WEIS Radio