Lauren Woodall Roady Fatally Struck By Fire Truck In Kentucky

6:07 PM, Dec 10, 2012   |    comments
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  • Lauren Woodall Roady (courtesy: Lexington Herald-Leader)
  • Lauren Roady (WKYT)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WUSA/AP) -- Police are investigating the death of a D.C. woman who was struck in Kentucky by a Lexington fire truck that was not on an emergency call.

According to reports, 27-year-old Lauren Woodall-Roady of Washington, D.C. was killed after being struck by Engine 9 at about 10:15 p.m. on Saturday. The fire engine was reportedly on its way to a hospital to pick up crew, but its lights and sirens were not activated.

It's unclear whether Roady was in a crosswalk or not when she was struck. Police were reviewing surveillance camera footage in the area.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that Roady was an attorney with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission who was recently married and visited Lexington to compete the USA Track & Field Club Cross Country Championships. It also reported that the coroner's office said the incident was being investigated as an accident.

According to the Herald-Leader, Roady also studied at Georgetown University Law Center and graduated from the New York University Law School before joining the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. 

She was a member of the Georgetown Running Company. The George Running Company posted the following to its website:

"It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the death of our teammate, Lauren Woodall Roady. She was struck by a fire truck that was not on call Saturday night in Lexington, KY, which police say killed her instantly. Earlier that afternoon, Lauren had competed for the Georgetown Running Club in the the USATF Club Cross Country National Championships.

Lauren was new to the sport of running and she showed amazing talent and promise, on top of an enthusiastic and engaging personality. While training with us for the last nine months, she lowered virtually all of her personal records dramatically, nearly every time she raced. Nobody worked harder or trained smarter than Lauren. But moreover, her enthusiasm for the sport she had so recently embraced and her quiet, but strong presence inspired the whole women's team to push a little harder in every workout. Her fresh approach and constant improvement embodied the joy of training and racing. Lauren's steady, inspiring, and cheerful presence will forever be missed.

Our team also extends our condolences and thoughts to Lauren's husband of two months, Peter, and her family."

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