Witnesses say a woman’s leg was severed when she was ejected from a light rail train that derailed during a snowstorm in suburban Denver earlier this week.

Jeremiah Jasso tells The Denver Post that he started helping search for the woman’s foot and ankle following the R Line train derailment in Aurora on Monday morning.

He says he found the woman’s shoe before a firefighter located her limb underneath the train.

The woman was reported to be hospitalized in stable condition.

Aurora fire officials say they transported six people to a hospital after the crash.

Regional Transportation District spokeswoman Laurie Huff says the train operator has been placed on paid administrative leave as a review is conducted.

Aurora police say they are investigating speed and weather conditions as possible factors.

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