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Dec 11, 2012 8:54 AM

Driver Of Fire Truck That Hit Pedestrian Put On Paid Leave

(AP) - The Lexington firefighter who was driving a fire truck that hit and killed a pedestrian has been put on paid administrative leave.

City spokeswoman Susan Straub told the Lexington Herald-Leader on Monday that Christopher Presley will remain on leave while authorities investigate what happened. She said the move is routine.

Police say 27-year-old Lauren Woodall Roady of Washington, D.C., died shortly after being struck Saturday night near Triangle Park. She was in town for a running competition.

Police have said the fire truck was on a non-emergency run and making a left turn when Roady was hit. City officials cited the ongoing investigation in declining to answer several questions about the crash, including whether Roady was in a crosswalk and whether the fire truck had a green light.

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Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com

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