Del. woman struck and killed by Md. state trooper

STEVENSVILLE, Md. (AP) - September 4, 2011

Maryland State Police says 29-year-old Iraina Curtis of Dover, Del., was killed in the crash. It happened just before 9 p.m. Friday on an access ramp off Route 50 in Stevensville.

Police say 24-year-old Trooper First Class Travis Nelson was responding to a call for a burglary in progress in Stevensville. Investigators say Nelson was not driving with his emergency lights or siren activated.

Police say 20-year-old Jerome Wheeler of Magnolla, Del., was with Curtis. Wheeler told investigators he and Curtis had been sitting on a jersey wall when Curtis stood up to make a phone call and was struck.

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