College Women's Lacrosse Team
Update: 2nd fatality identified as team's head coach. Scroll down for details.
A CHARTER BUS CARRYING A women's lacrosse team from Seton Hill University crashed into a tree on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Saturday morning. The wreck killed the bus driver and one of the students who died later at the hospital. The left front corner of the bus, where the driver sits, took the force of the tree impact and was ripped partly back.
Patriot-News / Hermitt
The Associated Press reports:
The bus, which was carrying 23 Seton Hill lacrosse players and three coaches, reportedly went off the road and crashed into a tree, according to Pennsylvania Turnpike spokeswoman Renee Colborn. The crash occurred around 9 a.m.
Sentinel / Malmont
Colborn said that the bus driver and one passenger died. All other passengers were hospitalized, some with serious injuries. Three were taken to the hospital in helicopters, according to Penn State Hershey Medical Center spokeswoman Danielle Ran. One of the three died at the hospital.
Patriot – News / Hermitt
The bus was operated by Mlaker Charter & Tours, of Davidsville, Pennsylvania.
The Carlisle Sentinel filed this raw video from the crash site:
Update, 5:30 pm:
The other fatality has been identified as the team's head coach, Kristina Quigley, 30, who was also pregnant. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is reporting:
Cumberland County officials said the driver, Anthony Guaetta of Johnstown, died at the scene,
Head coach Kristina Quigley, 30, of Greensburg, and two other injured passengers were flown by helicopter to Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Ms. Quigley died there. She was six months pregnant and her unborn son did not survive, authorities said. The condition of the other two victims was unknown, hospital spokeswoman Danielle Ran said.
Ms. Quigley, who is survived by her husband, Glenn Quigley, and young son, Gavin, had just begun her second season with the Seton Hill women's lacrosse program, according to Ms. Coleman. She led the Griffins to 11 victories in her first season.
For more details read the full article HERE.
Seton Hill University is a Catholic school of about 2,500 students, located near Pittsburgh. The team was to play at Millersville University, outside Lancaster on Saturday.
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