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NC Trooper Dies from On-Duty Injury in Wilkes PDF Print
Written by Adam Hicks   
Wednesday, 20 May 2009 06:31

barber.jpgA North Carolina trooper died yesterday at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem from complications that stemmed from a 2007 incident in which he was pinned between an all-terrain vehicle and his patrol car.


According to Captain Everett Clendenin of the North Carolina Highway Patrol, in January 2007, 46-year-old Trooper Kyle P. Barber was assisting another trooper that had stopped an ATV on a rural road in Wilkes County.  The four-wheeler rolled striking Barber and pinning him against his patrol car.


Clendenin said Barber sustained major injuries to his lower legs and had received numerous medical treatments including 10 surgical procedures.


While the force didn’t say what treatment caused Barber’s death, the trooper died yesterday after a procedure at Baptist Medical Center.


Barber joined the NC Highway Patrol in May of 2005.  He is the 61st trooper to die in the line of duty since the highway patrol was formed in 1929.


(Photo courtesy of the NC Highway Patrol)


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