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Vass Authorities Search For Missing Nurse Who May Need Medical Help

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VASS, N.C. — Law enforcement officers are searching for a nurse from Womack Army Medical Center who has been missing since she was driving home from work Tuesday and went off the road after becoming ill.

Janet Collins is described as 5 feet 8 inches tall, 160 pounds, with red hair. She was last seen wearing hospital scrubs.

Officers were searching up and down Vass Road, the road Collins normally took to get home, which becomes Lobelia Road in Moore County.

According to the Vass Fire Department, Collins was apparently driving home from work when she began experiencing diabetic complications. She drove off the road into a field or ditch somewhere in Vass and used her cell phone to call for help. Strickland said the fire department lost contact with Collins' cell phone and could not trace where she was.

Collins could be in need of medical attention. As of the last contact with Collins, she said she was feeling better but that her blood sugar was low.

Capt. Greg Maness of the Moore County Sheriff's Office said the county was able to pinpoint the last cell phone tower one of Collins' calls originated from. As of 1:35 a.m. Wednesday, a helicopter was in the air searching for Collins and her car -- a 1995 teal Honda Del Sol.

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