UPDATE:

Police say a 76-year-old man has died from his injuries after a car drove into the stands at a baseball field in Portland last evening before coming to a stop in a playground.

A youth baseball game was underway in Portland's Deering Oaks Park at the time with parents and others sitting around the outside of the field.

According to NewsCenter Maine, witnesses said a black car came speeding through and hit the bleachers behind home plate where two men were sitting.

The injured man, who was not identified was transported to Maine Medical Center in Portland where he later passed away.

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

ORIGINAL STORY:

Police say an elderly man suffered serious injuries early Sunday evening after a car drove into the stands at a baseball field in Portland before coming to a stop in a playground.

A youth baseball game was underway in Portland's Deering Oaks Park at the time with parents sitting around the outside of the field watching the game.

According to NewsCenter Maine, witnesses said shortly before 5:30 pm a black car came speeding through and hit the bleachers where two men were sitting. The elderly man was thrown through the air. He was transported to Maine Medical Center in Portland.

Portland Police say the driver of the vehicle was arrested at the scene on suspicion of operating while under the influence.

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