A tragedy has struck the Seton Hill athletic department. The Sentinel, of Central Pennsylvania first reported the crash of the Seton Hill Women’s Lacrosse bus as it was driving on the Pennsylvania Turnpike on Saturday morning.
At first, the driver of the bus had been a confirmed fatality, along with 14 injuries. Three of those injured had to be airlifted for immediate, emergency treatment.
A tour bus from Seton Hill University went off the road and crashed into trees near Carlisle while traveling to Lancaster this morning on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
Pennsylvania Turnpike spokeswoman Renee Colborn said the bus was carrying 23 Seton Hill lacrosse players and three coaches when it crashed at about 9 a.m. Saturday on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
The driver died and 14 were taken to hospitals, three by helicopters.
Seton Hill University is a Catholic school near Pittsburgh. About 2,500 students attend.
According to Deadspin, the team was on its way to Millersville University in Lancaster. Their away match was slated for a 1 p.m. start.
Tragically, The Sentinel updated their story upon a report from the coroner’s office. One did not make it, bringing the death toll thus far to two and now the Associated Press (via InsideBayArea.com) reports that all passengers were transported to the hospital as a precaution.
A reporter at the press conference said the Cumberland County coroner has confirmed a second death at the scene of a tour bus crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike this morning near Carlisle.
The Sentinel has added this update as of Saturday afternoon:
The Cumberland County Coroner’s Office has confirmed the identify of the two individuals who died this morning in a bus crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike just east of Carlisle.
Anthony M. Guaetta, 61, of Johnstown died at the scene of the crash. He was driving the bus at the time of the accident.
Kristina J. Quigley, 30, of Greensburg died at the Hershey Medical Center from injuries suffered in the crash. She was about six months pregnant. Her unborn child did not survive, the coroner said. Quigley was the head coach of the Seton Hill women’s lacrosse team.
We will update you with any further information as it is made available. Obviously, our hearts go out to the families of the entire team and to that of the person driving the bus.
The Sentinel shot this video from the crash scene: