Police were called Thursday morning to U.S. Route 202 in Manchester to assist traffic because of a large number of vehicles parked along the road to attend the funeral of a Winthrop teen who died unexpectedly last week.

A reception followed the funeral, and there will be a procession west on Route 202 from the church to Glenside Cemetery in Winthrop around 2:30 p.m. today. The cemetery is on Turkey Lane, which is off Old Lewiston Road in Winthrop.

The funeral for 17-year-old Kelsey Ann Stoneton, was at 11 a.m., at Hope Baptist Church, which is next to Pyro City Fireworks and Scott’s Recreation.

The church’s parking lot is full and funeral attendees are parking along Route 202, also known as Western Avenue.

Stoneton died Saturday from a pulmonary embolism.

Eastbound traffic is reduced to one lane because of cars parked along the side of the road from the church to Old Winthrop Road. Traffic is backing up from the church through the construction area on outer Western Avenue in Augusta.

Eastbound drivers should seek an alternate route. Both lanes are open for those traveling west.

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