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Is the kennel large enough that she can pee in one area and relax in another? Or is she peeing right underneath herself, in her bedding? Did this problem start suddenly or has it been her habit her whole life? Does she seem to hate going in there?
If she's suddenly started this behavior, especially if she's wetting her bedding while in the kennel, it could be a urinary tract infection (UTI). The fact that she pees outside and then immediately pees again in the kennel would support that theory.
If the kennel is large enough for her to pee in one area and sleep in another, she may simply not mind sleeping near an area she's wet. You may be able to discourage the problem by walling off a portion of the crate for a while so she's forced to wet her bedding or not at all (she'll have a natural instinct to hold it rather than wet where she sleeps).
If she's barking until she's hoarse, it seems like it's being reinforced, either by some discomfort with her bladder or some other kind of physical or emotional discomfort. Her behavior isn't typical, so she probably has a urinary problem that can be resolved or some kind of serious anxiety about the kennel that you could work on by building up her comfort and confidence in and around the crate.