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Car Crashes Through Bleachers At Portland Ballfield, Killing 1

PORTLAND, Maine - Police in Maine's largest city are investigating the death of a 76-year-old man who was killed when a car drove onto a baseball field and struck him in one Portland's most visited public spaces. The crash on Sunday afternoon took place on a field at Deering Oaks Park in Portland. Police have not identified the man who died. He was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

Police charged the driver of the vehicle, 29-year-old Jonathan Burt of Lisbon, with charges including reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon and operating under the influence of drugs.

It was unknown on Monday if Burt had a lawyer.