REVEALED: Veteran, 68, who died saving children's lives when 'mentally ill' woman drove onto little league baseball field, killed a four-year-old girl in a hit-and-run 50 years ago and didn't confess until 2013
The hero who died saving children's lives when a woman drove onto a baseball field in the middle of a little league game in Maine, had himself killed a four-year-old girl in a hit-and-run in 1968. Douglas Parkhurst, 68, a Vietnam war veteran, had been near a group of children when the car entered the field, and pushed them out of harm's way while trying to get the car to stop. The car, driven by Carol Sharrow, 51, hit Parkhurst and police say she sped away from the scene. He died on his way to hospital. In 1968, Parkhurst hit and killed four-year-old Carolee Ashby with his car. He confessed to the crime in 2013, and admitted he had been drinking that night. He wasn't charged because the statue of limitations had already passed. Police have said there is no connection between the two incidents.