A 27-year-old Washington woman who worked as a lawyer for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission was struck by a fire engine and killed over the weekend in Lexington, Ky.

Lexington police said Lauren Woodall Roady was struck about 10 p.m. Saturday. She had gone to Lexington to participate in a foot race.

On the afternoon before she was killed, she raced with the Georgetown Running Club in a national cross-country championship, the club said on its Web site.The Web site said she had been making significant progress at every distance and had run a marathon in 3 hours 12 minutes 48 seconds.

Roady was a graduate of Davidson College in North Carolina, and she had a law degree from New York University. She had also studied at Georgetown University Law Center.

The running club Web site said she had married two months ago.

According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, police said that the firetruck was on a non-emergency trip and that its siren and warning lights were not in use at the time of the accident.