Associated Press

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — An associate pastor in Hendersonville has died after a church van rolled over him while he was checking engine fluids.

Hendersonville Police Lt. Mike Vesely told local media outlets that 69-year-old Henry Lineberger of Etowah died late Monday morning at New Beginnings World Outreach Center.

Investigators think Lineberger put the vehicle in neutral to check the fluid levels but failed to set the emergency brake. Vesely said the van was parked on a hill in front of the church.

The officer said when the van began rolling, Lineberger tried to stop it by getting in front of it.