Woman in fatal field crash held on $500K bail

Woman Drives Car Into U.S. Little League Baseball Match and Kills One Person

Woman Drives Car Into U.S. Little League Baseball Match and Kills One Person

Sanford police said the vehicle drove through an open gate at Goodall Park onto a ballfield, hitting Douglas Parkhurst, 68, of West Newfield, before attempting to speed away, The Associated Press reported. After doing a loop around home plate, the auto exited the field and drove onto the roadway that surrounds it. Parkhurst himself confessed to a deadly hit-and-run in 2013, bringing some answers but little solace to the family of Carolee Ashby, a 4-year-old killed on October 31, 1968, as she walked to a store in Fulton, New York, with her then 15-year-old sister to buy birthday candles for the teenager's cake.

"Two of our Minor Boy teams that witnessed this event tonight will play a doubleheader tomorrow morning at LL Park starting at 9am". He said he didn't know if Sharrow or her family members had the means to post that much bail.

"It felt very bad because we couldn't do anything".

In 2000, they reopened the cold case and in 2013 they found the abandoned remains of the auto in a field at the house of Parkhurst's sister 25km away from where the girl died. Curley later recognized that the driver was Sharrow, who worked as his grandmother's caretaker 12 years ago. "I immediately yelled: 'Get off the field!'"

Police told local media she faces a preliminary charge of manslaughter.

Sharrow's attorney, Robert Ruffner, said, "When all the facts come to light, there's an underlying tragedy that can't be denied".

Sanford Police Det. Sgt. Matthew Jones said they found no connection between Sharrow and Parkhurst and that they were "complete strangers".

Sanford police Detective Sgt. Matthew Jones said Sharrow has a drunken-driving conviction in ME and an aggravated drunken-driving conviction in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Authorities have declined to say whether alcohol was involved.

Ashby's sister Darlene was with her the day she was killed and says the family now feels they have closure.

The statute of limitations had long run out when he walked into a police station in 2013 and confessed after two interviews with investigators.

In his four-page confession obtained by the Syracuse Post-Standard during its reporting about the case, Parkhurst said he and his brother had been drinking before he hit the girl.

"I personally think the best thing for these boys is to get back on the ball field", he said.

"I heard a thud, " he wrote. "It sounded like I hit a dog", Parkhurst wrote. "I know it's wrong, but I am relieved".

It has been revealed that Douglas Parkhurst joined the USA air force eight months after the hit and run of Carolee Ashby and served in Vietnam as a cook. He didn't remember hitting the brakes, and then left Fulton.

"I know in my heart and I am 99.9 percent sure I hit that little girl with my 1962 tan Buick Special".

However, the hero's death that settled around Parkhurst's end was complicated when the news landed 400 miles to the west in Fulton, New York.

"The man who admitted responsibility for killing little Carolee is now dead", Johnson said. "Now it is time to move on", McCann said.

"I know my mum would have been grateful that children were saved", Ms McCann told the Portland Press Herald. "Sometime I may be able to forgive him, but not right now".

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