Posted: Dec 15, 2012 7:05 PM
Family and friends gathered to remember a woman killed in an accident in Lexington last week.
27-year-old Lauren Woodall Roady was in Lexington for a cross-country race. Roady was hit and killed by a fire truck as she was crossing the street downtown.
At the time of her death, Roady was living in the Washington, D.C. area where she worked as an attorney and was in a running club.
Roady, a native of Knoxville, Tennessee, was laid to rest Saturday in her hometown. Before the funeral, a 2-mile run and walk was held in her honor.
"Lauren was like a member of our family. We were all together last week when the tragedy occurred in Lexington. It was just a terrible terrible shock and trauma for all of us. We felt strongly we needed to be here to honor her memory," says her running coach, Jerry Alexander.
Police have released their initial report on the accident and fault the Lexington firefighter driving the fire truck on a non-emergency call. Investigators say there's no evidence for any criminal charges but a full report is expected early 2013.