Posted: Dec 9, 2012 9:08 PM
Updated: Dec 9, 2012 9:42 PM
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a fire truck in downtown Lexington Saturday night. The victim, 27-year-old Lauren Woodall Roady of Washington, D.C.
Police say Roady was run over by a Lexington fire engine just after 10:00 Saturday night.
Police haven't yet clarified exactly how the accident happened but suggest she may have walked into the side of the truck as it drove south on Broadway.
The truck was moving but the flashing lights and sirens were off at the time of the accident.
The coroner confirmed with LEX 18 the victim is Lauren Woodall Roady.
Roady was in Lexington for a cross-country race, according to the Georgetown Running Club of which she was a member of.
Roady was an attorney for the federal government.
The accident caused a stir downtown, according to witnesses who were out at the time. "Yeah the police were trying to move people along, trying to get things cleared so they can do their job. But obviously quite difficult because there's a hotel right there with loads of people trying to get in," remembers Will Dracott, a witness.
The fire department referred LEX 18 to the mayor's office. Lexington Mayor Jim Gray released a statement saying: "Police are conducting a full investigation as they do in all traffic fatalities. Today, I want to reach out to her family and express our sympathy for their loss. You are in our prayers. If my office can be of assistance, please let me know."
Police blocked off the intersection until about 3:00 in the morning as they reconstructed the scene.
The mayor's office says the investigation will be completed in early 2013.