Woman who needed life-saving surgery dies in wreck leaving hospital

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WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — The name of a woman killed in a Sunday night vehicle crash on Kemp Blvd. and Avenue L has been released.

According to WFPD Sgt. Charlie Eipper, officers responded to the 2200 block of Kemp around 8:11 p.m. Sunday.

When they arrived, they found a vehicle had left the roadway while making a left-hand turn from Kemp to go east on Avenue L. The vehicle crashed into two vehicles that were parked in the driveway of a home on Kemp.

The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle is Barbara Trabanco, 58. Trabanco was transported to the ER at United Regional. When officers arrived to the ER to get more information from Trabanco she was unable to speak.

The ER staff explained to the officers Trabanco had just left the ER against medical advice about 11 minutes prior to the crash on Kemp. The staff said Trabanco was in need of surgery in order to survive her medical problem but she left the hospital anyway.

She later died at the hospital but it is unknown if she died because of the surgery she needed before the wreck or if she died because of the crash. The incident is being investigated by the WFPD Accident Investigations Unit.

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