Highway 285 crash survivor Kristin Hopkins moved out of ICU

DENVER - The woman who spent six days trapped in her car after a crash on Highway 285 has been moved out of the ICU.

Kristin Hopkins, 44, is slowly improving, a producer for Good Morning America told 7NEWS.

Hospital officials said Hopkins has been upgraded from critical to fair condition.

Investigators say Hopkins crashed sometime after she left work on April 27.

Her flipped car was discovered May 4 by a couple driving on U.S. Highway 285. They stopped after noticing some glare and notified authorities, never expecting the car's passenger to still be alive.

"I know in my heart that she thought of her four kids," Connie Morgan, Hopkins' mother, said during an interview with ABC's Good Morning America. "'I have to stay alive. I have to get home to my babies.'"

Hopkins used a red and white umbrella to try to signal for help as she fought for survival in the crushed car, 140-feet below Highway 285.

"Need Dr! Hurt + bleeding," she wrote on one panel of the umbrella.

Another panel said, "Thirsty + hungry 6 days no food or water."

Doctors had to amputate both of Hopkins' feet. She will eventually move to Craig Hospital for rehabilitation.

If you'd like to help the family, donations can be made to the Kristin Hopkins Donation Fund at any Chase Bank. The Kristin Hopkins Recovery Facebook page also has a link accepting donations via PayPal.

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