LAKE MARTIN, AL (WSFA) - The man at the center of a Lake Martin death investigation has pleaded guilty to several charges in a 2008 boating crash.
Patrick "Leigh" Cumbie pleaded guilty to Homicide by Vessel and four counts of assault Tuesday.
The pleas stemed from a crash on August 9, 2008 that killed two people and seriously injured three others.
An intoxicated Cumbie was operating a vessel on Lake Martin when it slammed into another boat carrying Donny Tatum and his sister-in-law, Sue Tatum. Both victims died as a result of the crash. Three other people in the boat with the Tatums were also injured.
Cumbie's blood-alcohol level at the time of the crash was nearly double the legal limit in the state of Alabama.
Sentencing information was not immediately available.