Police Identify Northport Man Killed in Wreck at Lake Tuscaloosa Friday Morning
State Troopers have identified the victim of a deadly wreck whose vehicle overturned in Lake Tuscaloosa early Friday morning as a 34-year-old Northport man.
Justin O'Neal, a spokesperson for the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, said the wreck occurred just after 5 a.m. Friday near the intersection of U.S. Highway 43 and Holly Springs Road not far from Binion Creek Boat Landing.
The victim, 34-year-old Adam G. Baker, was driving a 2011 Nissan Pathfinder when he reportedly rear-ended a 2001 Dodge 1500 truck being driven by another Northport man.
Baker's vehicle left the roadway and overturned into Lake Tuscaloosa, O'Neal said.
Baker was not wearing a seatbelt, O'Neal said, and was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident after dive crews discovered his body in the water Friday morning.
O'Neal said ALEA's Highway Patrol Division will continue to investigate the deadly accident.
No further details were available Friday afternoon.