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Dump truck and suv collide head-on in Jonesboro Featured

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Dump truck and suv collide head-on in Jonesboro

JONESBORO - A terrible crash this morning between a dump truck and a car in Jonesboro.

The Washington County Sheriff's Department says it happened around 6:30 this morning on Route 1 near the Blue Bird Ranch.

 

Investigators discovered Luis Figueroa, 41, of Milbridge was trying to pass vehicles when he collided head-on with a dump truck driven by Dennis Smith, 65, of Jonesboro.

 

Figueroa had to be pried from his vehicle with the jaws of life and was later airlifted to Eastern Maine Medical Center with serious injuries.

 

Smith was less injured, but was brought in to be checked out for pain.

 

The busy stretch of Route 1 was closed while investigators documented the scene and looked for the cause of the crash.

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Craig Colson became news director and anchor at WVII ABC 7 and WFVX Fox Bangor in December of 2012. He began his career in broadcasting in 1985 while working as a news photographer at another Bangor television station. Craig worked his way up through the ranks and became the main anchor for the nightly newscasts before leaving in 2009. At that point, he became news director for four local radio stations and delivered the morning news before taking on his current position.

Craig grew up in a "news family" and followed in the footsteps of his father who was also a news director and anchor. His brother is also a news photographer at a Boston television station.

Craig's career has brought him all over-reporting from everywhere from Washington D.C. to Red Square in Moscow, Russia. When he isn't reporting the news, Craig can be found taking on new adventures with his two daughters or exploring the coast of Maine in his kayak. His other passion is making furniture in his shop or just about anything involving the outdoors.

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