3 people found dead inside vehicle submerged in Weiss Lake in Cherokee Co.

Image from file video of Weiss Lake in Cherokee County. (

Three dead bodies were discovered inside a truck submerged in Weiss Lake Thursday afternoon, Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver confirmed to ABC 33/40.

A fisherman notified authorities at around 1 p.m. after spotting the vehicle in the water adjacent to County Road 31. A sheriff's office rescue team joined deputies, detectives and Alabama State Troopers at the scene to begin a recovery operation, as well as an investigation.{}

The three bodies were transported to the county coroner's officer for autopsies. Their identities are being withheld while family members are notified of their deaths.

According to Sheriff Shaver, the incident is being investigated as a traffic accident at this time.