Update: Woman Dies After Being Struck by Lexington Fire Truck

Contributor: Aaron Adelson
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Updated: 12/10/2012 5:13 pm
We have new details about the death of a woman hit and killed by a Lexington firetruck Saturday night, but many questions remain. 

Lauren Roady was in Lexington with her running team for a cross-country meet. 
A member of her team says Roady ate dinner Saturday night with her parents, and was walking alone to meet up with the rest of the team.  Police pronounced Roady dead at the scene.

The police report says Roady was crossing North Broadway, and a firetruck was turning from West Main St onto N. Broadway.  The firetruck was not on its way to a call, and did not have its siren, or emergency lights on.  Was Roady in the cross-walk?  Did she cross against the light?  Was the firetruck turning illegally?  The Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating.  The report won't come out for three weeks. 

Roady worked in Washington D.C. as an attorney for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.  Her boss sent us the following statement:

"Lauren was a brilliant, talented attorney in the NRC's Office of General Counsel.  She was enthusiastic about her work, inviting to new friends and colleagues, and a tremendous asset to the agency.  We are deeply saddened by her death," wrote Margie Doan. 

The police urge any witnesses to call (859-258-369), and tell them what they saw Saturday night. 

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray released a statement Sunday morning, "Police are conducting a full investigation, as they do in all traffic fatalities. We anticipate we will have the results around the first of the year. Today I want to reach out to her family to express our sympathy for their loss. You are in our prayers. If my office can be of assistance please let us know."

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