Officials ID San Antonio woman struck and killed by train while passed out on tracks
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Hours before a San Antonio woman was struck and killed by a train as she lay passed out on the tracks, she was celebrating her boyfriend's birthday at a nearby bar.

Bexar County officials on Wednesday identified the woman as Sierra Barber, 23. She was killed around 5:30 a.m. Sunday at the railroad tracks near Walzem Road and Interstate 35. The medical examiner's office said her cause of death was blunt force trauma.

Police responding to the accident told reporters Barber had suffered serious injuries to her head and legs. Paramedics took her to San Antonio Military Medical Center, where she later died.

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The train struck the car around 3:15 a.m., Oct. 11, near Quintana Road and Southwest Loop 410.

Media: San Antonio Express-News

Earlier that night, Barber was at Bar 23, in the 4400 block of Walzem Road, celebrating with her boyfriend, Isaac Perez, he told mySA.com. By 2:30 a.m., he was making sure she was able to sit up without falling backwards due to her level of intoxication.

Soon after, he got into a fight with someone at the bar and woke up in the hospital. 

Authorities informed him of Barber's death.

"I didn't want to believe it at all," he said. "I kept saying 'No, she's still with us. She's not gone.' And when everybody was gone, I just broke down crying."

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When he asked authorities why Barber wasn't at the hospital with him, they told him she had refused service, Perez said. Woody Woodward, a spokesman for the San Antonio Fire Department, said paramedics responded to Bar 23 around 2:30 a.m. but he was not able to provide any details on who they helped or whether Barber refused service.

How she ended up on the train tracks miles away from the bar is unclear. Police are investigating Barber's death, and the Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office has not determined whether her death was a homicide.

"It is terrible," Perez said. "Me and her had so many big plans for our future."

Barber leaves behind two children. A GoFundMe page created by her sister, Alexis Talley, asks for donations that will be used to give her a "proper service and burial."

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