Kentucky Driver of Fire Truck That Killed Pedestrian Put on Paid Leave

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

A city spokeswoman Susan Straub told the Lexington Herald-Leader that Christopher Presley will remain on leave while authorities investigate. She noted the move is routine.

Police say Lauren Woodall Roady of Washington, D.C., died shortly after being struck Saturday night. 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 she was in a crosswalk and whether the fire truck had a green light.

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