Missing Girl Has Been Found

Monday, Jun 24, 2013  |  Updated 3:56 PM EDT
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State police said an 18-year-old Ellington girl who was reported missing on Sunday has been found, conscious and alert, on a trail at Webster Road and Route 140.

Until Monday, authorities said Heather R. Smith, a recent Ellington High School student, was last seen in Ellington on Sunday and wandered away after her car crashed into a tree near Tree Top Road at around 10:30 a.m.

Police said there was concern that she might be injured.

Around 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Smith called out to a hiker, who called 911.

Authorities said Smith was found just off the blue trail in a thickly wooded area of Soapstone Mountain, about two and a half miles into the woods. 

Clifford Labbe, of Connecticut State Police, said state police and fire personnel got Smith out of the woods and took her to an ambulance that was waiting.

Smith has been transported to Connecticut Children's Medical Center for evaluation and treatment.

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