City Of Lexington Reaches Settlement In Death Of Woman Hit By Fire Truck

Reported by: Tom Kenny
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Updated: 1/01 12:52 am
The City of Lexington and an insurance company will pay $3.75 million to the husband of a woman who was hit and killed by a fire truck on December 8, 2012, according to a published report in the Lexington Herald-Leader.

The newspaper reported the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government agreed to pay Peter Roady $2 million and National Indemnity Company will pay $1.75 million.

The report said Roady received $1.25 million from the insurance company after the settlement was finalized on November 8, 2013. 

Roady will also receive $5,404 a month, compounded at 3-percent annually, for 40-years or until his death.

Roady's wife, Lauren Woodall Roady, 27, of Washington, D.C., was hit and killed by the Lexington fire truck as she crossed South Broadway at West Main Street.

The fire truck was driven by firefighter Christopher Presley, 41, who was turning left from West Main Street onto South Broadway when Roady was hit.

The truck was not on an emergency run at the time of the accident.  Its lights and siren were not on.

An investigation found that Roady had the right-of-way and that firefighter Presley's vision was impaired due to rain, fog and blind spots.

Presley had been on paid leave since the deadly accident until his recent retirement, according to the Herald-Leader report.

The newspaper reported that Presley had applied for disability benefits through the pension board.

Lauren Roady was a lawyer for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Washington, D.C.

She was in Lexington to run in a cross-country event at Masterson Station Park.
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