Thursday, 01 February 2018 11:33

Potato truck crash Featured

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Potato truck crash

MARS HILL - Two truck drivers are okay following a messy crash in Aroostook County.

State police say 62 year old Robert Craig had pulled a flatbed trailer hauling lumber into a local business on Route 1-A in Mars Hill.

He was backing the trailer into the roadway to adjust his position when a loaded potato truck came around the curve.

30 year old Ryan Hallett of Houlton was driving the potato truck and tried to avoid striking the other vehicle.

He swerved to the right, but ended up striking the truck and a guardrail before crossing back across the roadway where he struck a second guardrail.

The impact caused the entire load of potatoes to be dumped over an embankment.

Both men escaped injury, but crews had quite a mess to clean up following the crash.

Craig Colson

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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.