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(MONTPELIER, Vt.) — A Vermont driver called 911 Thursday afternoon to report that a small, injured child approached the driver’s vehicle and then abruptly took off into the woods and vanished.

Around 5:17 p.m., a driver, whose name was not released, called 911 and said that a girl, about 6 years old, went up to the car and identified herself as either “Angel” or “Angela,” according to information provided by the Vermont State Police.  She was missing a front tooth and said she had been hurt, police said.

State troopers, along with local sheriffs’ departments and other law enforcement agencies, are now searching a wide area around the West Rutland location of the sighting.

But Vermont State Police spokeswoman Stephanie Desaro said Friday that there were no reports of a missing child in that area.

According to the caller, the girl was white, had brown hair and was wearing a red skirt, white T-shirt, white flip-flops and a mood ring. The girl ran away from the caller’s vehicle and into the woods, according to the police statement.

Desaro said that authorities were still searching and seeking tips related to the girl, and expected to have more information later Friday.

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