Firefighter driving truck that killed woman put on leave

Lauren Roady was killed after she was struck by an apparatus as she was crossing the street

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Ky. firefighter who was driving a city fire truck that struck and killed a pedestrian over the weekend has been placed on paid administrative leave.

Firefighter Christopher Presley will be on leave as the investigation into the incident continues, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Police say Firefighter Presely was driving a city fire truck when he hit Lauren Roady, 27. Firefighter Presley was reportedly going with the flow of traffic and was on his way to pick up fellow firefighters who had escorted a patient in an ambulance to the hospital.

Other details were not made readily available by police as they continue to look into the incident. Officials did not clarify if the light was green when Firefighter Presely drove or if the crosswalk sign indicated Roady should walk. It was only disclosed that Roady was hit while crossing the street and that she died at the scene.

The paper reports that a nearby surveillance camera did not catch the incident on tape.

Roady, an attorney, was in Lexington competing in a cross-country running competition with other runners from Washington.

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