GREENE, Maine (AP) — State police say a funeral home employee transporting a body was killed when his van was hit from behind by a sport utility vehicle.

Police say the crash killed 59-year-old Richard Charest of Winthrop.

It happened on Route 202 in Greene on Monday evening.

sabattus crash1 Funeral Home Driver Transporting Body Killed In Crash

(Photo credit: Maine State Police)

Police say Charest was transporting the body back to the funeral home where he worked when the crash occurred.

They say Charest and the body he was transporting remained inside the van after the crash.

Police on Tuesday are still investigating the crash.

They say the driver of the sport utility vehicle, 58-year-old Donald Asselin of Sabattus, suffered minor injuries.

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