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Two missing children survive crash that killed their mother

OLD TOWN - A tragic end to the search today for a missing woman and her two children.

They were found in the crumpled wreckage of their vehicle Monday afternoon. The two children survived, but Liza Parker, 26, of Bangor did not. Parker was reported missing Sunday night when she failed to show up in Howland to meet with her ex-husband with the children. A passing tractor trailer truck spotted the wreckage of their vehicle near the Old Town/Hudson exit and called for help.


The Mazda had drifted from the roadway on a curve and vaulted over a crossover in the median before coming to rest on its side in some trees. Both children were still in their car seats when the vehicle was found. A five year old boy and an 18 month girl were both pulled from the wreckage and brought to Eastern Maine Medical Center with minor injuries. Troopers believe the crash happened Sunday night and wasn't discovered until early Monday afternoon.

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.