NORTH ALABAMA (WHNT) – Authorities in Huntsville and Lexington have confirmed that two men died in storm-related incidents when strong winds caused trees to fall on Friday.

The Lauderdale County Coroner confirmed with News 19 a man died in Lexington after a tree fell on him.

Lauderdale County Sheriff Joe Hamilton identified the man as 43-year-old Dustin Randall Pettus, of Florence. Hamilton said that deputies responded along with EMS and local fire to County Road 538 outside of Lexington to a report of a person stuck by a fallen tree. Responders found Pettus dead on the scene.

Hamilton said a witness who was near the incident reported that they were standing outside a vehicle talking when a tree fell and struck Pettus in the head area. The witness was brushed by the falling tree but was not injured.

Don Webster with HEMSI said another man died as a result of a tree falling on him in Huntsville on Hillwood Drive at around 1:23 p.m. The Madison County Coroner Tyler Berryhill identified the victim as 63-year-old William G. Guffey. The Huntsville Police Department said the incident happened while he was cleaning up branches after the storms on Friday.