Huntsville Police update identity of man killed by fallen tree on Hillwood Drive

WAFF 48's Claudia Peppenhorst reporting
Published: Mar. 3, 2023 at 1:42 PM CST|Updated: Mar. 6, 2023 at 1:54 PM CST
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - A Huntsville man who was killed after a tree fell on him on March 3 has been identified by the Huntsville Police Department.

A spokesperson for the police department identified the man as William Guffey, age 63.

According to Don Webster with Huntsville Emergency Medical Services, Incorporated (HEMSI) ambulances responded to the incident on Hillwood Drive around 1:23 p.m.

Webster confirmed Guffey died after a tree fell on him. A spokesperson for the Huntsville Police Department said Guffey’s death was ruled an accident. Guffey was cleaning up limbs when the tree fell on him.

Editor’s Note: HPD officials originally identified Guffey by a different name. His name was updated at 1:45 p.m. on March 6.

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