Town Creek deaths

Monday's storm killed Keisha LeAnn Cross Godsey, 34, left, and Justin Chase Godsey, 35, right, according to Lawrence County Coroner Scott Norwood. Landen Godsey, center, was taken to Children’s Hospital of Alabama in Birmingham on Monday night and his condition was not available. [DEANGELO MCDANIEL/DECATUR DAILY/FILE]

TOWN CREEK — Lawrence County Coroner Scott Norwood has identified the couple killed when a tornado went through Lawrence County on Monday evening as Justin Chase Godsey, 35, and Keisha LeAnn Cross Godsey, 34.

Norwood this morning said they died at the scene of blunt force trauma and their bodies were found between 200 and 300 yards behind their home.

Norwood said the neighbors found the couple’s son, Landen Godsey, and transported him out of the woods to the care of emergency personnel. Landen, whose age was not available, is an elementary student in the Lawrence County school system.

He was transported to Children’s Hospital of Alabama in Birmingham on Monday night and his condition was not available.

Town Creek Mayor Mike Parker said Monday that the deaths and at least four reported injuries occurred along Lawrence County 265, also known as Blue Hollow Road, southeast of Town Creek.

The National Weather Service office in Huntsville said it has confirmed a tornado struck Lawrence County on Monday night.

County Engineer Winston Sitton said downed trees and power lines initially prevented first responders from reaching the damaged area.

— deangelo@decaturdaily.com or 256-340-2469. Twitter @DD_Deangelo.

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