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Woman who survived Colorado crash faces long recovery, in critical condition on 44th birthday

In this undated photo provided by Kristin Hopkins' family via St. Anthony Hospital shows Hopkins, 43, of Highlands Ranch, Colo. Hopkins drove off the roadway near the old mining town of Fairplay sometime after she was last seen on April 27, 2014. Authorities say at least one motorist hiked down from Red Hill Pass on U.S. Highway 285 and alerted authorities on Sunday, May 4, that there was a body inside the car. Rescuers found Hopkins alive, conscious and coherent — but critically injured and extremely dehydrated. (AP Photo/Kristin Hopkins' family via St. Anthony Hospital)

In this undated photo provided by Kristin Hopkins' family via St. Anthony Hospital shows Hopkins, 43, of Highlands Ranch, Colo. Hopkins drove off the roadway near the old mining town of Fairplay sometime after she was last seen on April 27, 2014. Authorities say at least one motorist hiked down from Red Hill Pass on U.S. Highway 285 and alerted authorities on Sunday, May 4, that there was a body inside the car. Rescuers found Hopkins alive, conscious and coherent — but critically injured and extremely dehydrated. (AP Photo/Kristin Hopkins' family via St. Anthony Hospital)  (The Associated Press)

A woman who survived for days after crashing off a Colorado highway faces a long recovery.

Kristin Hopkins was in critical condition Wednesday, her 44th birthday, after doctors were forced to remove both of her feet.

Her flipped car was discovered Sunday by a husband and wife 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.

Investigators say Hopkins crashed sometime after she left work on April 27, the last time the single mother of four was seen before she was rescued.

Her parents and doctors were scheduled to talk about her recovery Wednesday, but St. Anthony's Hospital in suburban Denver canceled the press conference, saying the family wasn't ready to talk.