Police investigate deadly hit-and-run at baseball game in Maine

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Parkhurst, a resident of West Newfield, Maine, was hit by a auto that drove through an open gate at Goodall Park in nearby Sanford, as spectators and ballplayers alike scattered to avoid getting hit by the vehicle, according to a report from ESPN.

Sanford is a town of about 20,000 people located 45 miles southeast of Portland, Maine.

"We want to share our heartfelt gratitude that physically all of our players from Babe Ruth and Little League are safe and our deep sorrow to the family of the fearless man that gave his life tonight protecting others", the Facebook post said.

Carol Sharrow, of Sanford, was arrested Friday night and charged with manslaughter in the death of Douglas Parkhurst, WGME reported. She was taken to York County Jail in Alfred, where she remained through Saturday.

At the moment, Sharrow's motive remains unknown, though police believe there is no connection between the accused and the victim, the Press Herald wrote. Authorities declined to say whether alcohol was involved on Friday. Gagne said, "so the stands were full". The witness said she was asked to say she was with Parkhurst and his brother on Halloween night.

Jones said Parkhurst's family revealed he had a hit-and-run fatality in his past.

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He did not confess until 2013, which was past the statute of limitations, so no charges could be filed.

The release stated Ashby was struck while crossing a street with her sister and cousin and the vehicle did not stop.

For years, the Fulton Police Department followed several leads to find the driver of the vehicle to no avail until eventually a witness came forward with suspicion directed toward Douglas Parkhurst in a 2012 Facebook post from retired Fulton Police Department Lieutenant Russ Johnson.

Parkhurst was interviewed in 1968 as it had been reported to police that he had been in an accident on the night in question.

A vehicle hit Ashby while traveling northbound and did not stop following the accident.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call Sanford police at 207-324-9170, ext. 1.