Highway Patrol Trooper Dies After Procedure Following 2007 Accident

A North Carolina state trooper has died following a medical procedure related to an injury he suffered when a vehicle pinned him against his patrol cruiser.

The Highway Patrol said Wednesday that 46-year-old Trooper Kyle P. Barber died Tuesday at Wake Forest University Hospital in Winston Salem. He joined the patrol in May 1985.

Patrol spokesman Capt. Everett Clendenin said Barber was injured Jan. 20, 2007, while helping another trooper who had stopped an all-terrain vehicle in Wilkes County. The ATV rolled and pinned Barber, injuring his lower legs.

Barber had undergone 10 surgical procedures since then. He is survived by his wife, Lynn, and three children. Barber was the 61st trooper to die in the line of duty.

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