D.C. Woman Fatally Struck by Fire Truck in Kentucky

Lauren Woodall Roady, 27, was in town for a cross-country race

Monday, Dec 10, 2012  |  Updated 12:55 PM EDT
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A D.C. woman died Saturday night in Lexington, Ky.

Police say a fire engine without lights or sirens hit her as she crossed the street. The driver was turning when the truck hit Lauren Woodall Roady, 27.

Roady was an attorney with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and a member of the Georgetown Running Club. She was in Lexington for a cross-country race.


A post on Georgetown Running Company's blog reads in part:

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.

Police are reviewing surveillance video of the crash. They are calling her death an accident, but are still looking into the circumstances of the incident.

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