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Authorities searching for missing woman involved in Largo crash

LARGO — Authorities are searching for a woman reported missing after she was involved in a traffic crash in Largo Thursday night, police said.

The crash involving two vehicles was reported about 10:20 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Keene and Belleair roads.

Julie Ann Smith, driving a blue Toyota involved in the crash, left the scene without providing information to the other driver, Largo police said. Officers later found the Toyota, abandoned in a nearby neighborhood.

Largo police searched the area, along with K-9s and a Pinellas County Sheriff's Office helicopter, but they couldn't find Smith, 47.

Smith's family filed a missing persons report with the Sheriff's Office on Thursday.

A misdemeanor charge of leaving the scene of a crash is pending against Smith.