A 24-year-old South Portland graduate is recovering in a Colorado hospital after being hit by a car while crossing a road in Denver.

Lindsey Howland, a standout softball player who was captain of the team at St. Michael’s College in Vermont, is currently studying for her master’s degree in Colorado.

She was crossing a road at 1:48 a.m. and was hit by a fast-moving car that then drove off. The 22-year-old driver later turned himself in to police accompanied by his parents. He was charged with hit and run and is being investigated for driving under the influence, according to Denver police.

Howland was in critical condition after the crash but was recently upgraded to stable condition, her father said.

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