A terrible news story comes way of Maine. On Friday night, a man was killed after a driver plowed onto a baseball field during a game in Sanford, ME, according to a report from NewsCenter Maine.
68-year-old Douglas Parkhurst was killed after a woman allegedly drove her car into the baseball park through the main gate. Witnesses saw Parkhust push kids out of the way before he was struck by the vehicle.
He died on the way to the hospital.
From the report:
A West Newfield man has died from his injuries after being struck by a vehicle at a baseball field in Sanford Friday night, according to police.
Corporal Matthew Gagne of the Sanford Police Department identified the victim as Douglas Parkhurst, 68. He said Carol Sharrow, 52, of Sanford has been arrested in the case. Investigators don't know yet of a motive.
One witness detailed Parkhurst's heroics.
"I saw the car pull out of the gate right over there," he said, "and this guy had some kids with him. After the car got off the field, [the driver] came to the gate and the older guy pushed the kids right out of the way. He took the hit for the kids."
A brief video was taken of the driver on the baseball field, which you can see here. The driver has been charged with manslaughter as a result of the incident.