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Family honors woman killed by firetruck with a memorial run

9:07 PM, Dec 15, 2012   |    comments
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Family and friends are remembering a Knoxville native killed while doing what she loved.

A firetruck on a non-emergency call struck and killed Lauren Woodall Roady, 27, one week ago Saturday. She was participating in a national cross country event in Lexington, Kentucky, when she was killed.

Woodall, an avid runner, graduated from Farragut High School.

Saturday morning her loved ones gathered at Lakeshore Park for a 2 mile run and walk. They held a funeral and burial service after the run.

At the time of her death, Woodall was living in the Washington D.C. area and was a member of a running club there.

Members of the club participated in the memorial run.

"Lauren was like a member of our family and we were all together last week when the tragedy occurred in Lexington. It was a just a terrible, terrible shock for all of us and we felt strongly that we needed to be here to honor her memory," said club member, Jerry Alexander.

According to our media partners at WLEX, police have released their initial report on the accident.

The report faults the firefighter driving the firetruck on a non-emergency call.

Investigators say there's no evidence for any criminal charges, but a full report is expected early next year.

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