Pregnant Coach, Driver Killed in Lacrosse Team Bus Crash

Vehicle smashes into tree off the Pennsylvania Turnpike

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Mar 16, 2013 2:00 PM CDT

(Newser) – A tour bus carrying a college's women's lacrosse team to a game went off the Pennsylvania Turnpike today and crashed into a tree, killing a pregnant coach and the driver and sending others to hospitals, authorities said. Lacrosse players from Seton Hill University and three coaches were among the 23 people aboard when the bus crashed at about 9am. It's not clear what caused the crash, but state police were investigating, said a Cumberland County official.

Kristina Quigley of Greensburg, 30, was flown to a hospital and died there from injuries from the crash, authorities said. They added that Quigley was about six months pregnant and her unborn child did not survive. The driver, 61-year-old Anthony Guaetta of Johnstown, died at the scene of the crash. Two other victims were flown by helicopter to Penn State Hershey Medical Center, said a hospital spokeswoman. She did not give their conditions. Officials said all other passengers were taken to hospitals as a precaution. Click for more.

Emergency and rescue crews respond to the scene of a tour bus crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike on Saturday, March 16, 2013 near Carlisle, Pa.
Emergency and rescue crews respond to the scene of a tour bus crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike on Saturday, March 16, 2013 near Carlisle, Pa.   (AP Photo/The Sentinel, Jason Malmont)
Emergency and rescue crews respond to the scene of a tour bus crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike on Saturday, March 16, 2013 near Carlisle, Pa.
Emergency and rescue crews respond to the scene of a tour bus crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike on Saturday, March 16, 2013 near Carlisle, Pa.   (AP Photo/The Sentinel, Jason Malmont)
Emergency rescue crews remove a victim of a tour bus crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike on Saturday, March 16, 2013 near Carlisle, Pa.
Emergency rescue crews remove a victim of a tour bus crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike on Saturday, March 16, 2013 near Carlisle, Pa.   (AP Photo/The Sentinel, Jason Malmont)
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