As the game was in progress, a car came through an open gate onto the Maine field, scattering the boys’ on-field baseball team, then striking and killing a man.
Sharrow (English). The habitational name from Sharrow in Sheffield or Sharow in North Yorkshire, both named with Old English scearu "boundary" + hōh "hillspur." It is the Americanized spelling of French Charron. Intriguingly, the term sharrow is used with regard to a specialized symbol on the road for the right of passage of bikes.
One of the first developments was more information on Sharrow. Her actions seemed bizarre to the parents, coaches, and players there, as if she was driving in a trance, possessed.
As details emerged about the victim, Douglas Parkhurst, the first stories were of his heroism, how he was a Vietnam Vet (he served as a cook in the Air Force), and a grandfather.
A motorist watched as a car drifted to the center of a Fulton intersection and hit a teddy bear.
The stuffed animal flew 133 feet. The car sped away from Division and South Second (now Route 481) streets.
When people began running up and down the street, the man drove closer and realized he'd been mistaken. The teddy bear had actually been a little girl. He sped up to the scene....
Carolee's black cowboy boots lay 20 feet from where she landed. The man found her crumpled body about a foot from the curb. She wasn't moving. ~ wrote Syracuse Post-Standard reporters Ken Sturtz and Jeff Stein
Origin of the name Carol: Feminine form of the Latin Carolus, which is a cognate of Charles (full-grown, a man, freeman), and a short form of Caroline, another feminine form of Carolus. Alternatively, the name is derived from the vocabulary word carol (joyous song, a carol). Var: Carol, Carrol, Carroll, Carryl, Caryl. And Carolee.
“God works in mysterious ways,” Johnson said in a telephone interview with Beth Quimby of the Portland Press Herald.
Johnson, who joined the force in 1985, said he reopened the case in 1999 but never got anywhere before he retired in 2006.
“It was mind-blowing that the community had remained so distraught over the decades,” Johnson said.