A tour bus carrying the women’s lacrosse team at Seton Hill University went off the Pennsylvania Turnpike on Saturday morning and crashed into a tree, killing the bus driver and the team’s pregnant head coach, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. Two other passengers were seriously injured.
It was not clear what had caused the crash, which occurred at about 9 a.m. in central Pennsylvania as the team was on its way from Seton Hill, a Roman Catholic institution in Greensburg, Pa., which is near Pittsburgh, to Millersville University of Pennsylvania. The coach who died, Kristina Quigley, and the two seriously injured passengers were flown by helicopter to a medical center in Hershey, Pa. Ms. Quigley was six months pregnant, and her unborn son did not survive, authorities said. The condition of the other two victims was unknown.
The university was “deeply saddened” by the accident, a Seton Hill spokeswoman said in a statement on the university’s Web site. “The Seton Hill community is mourning the loss of Kristina Quigley and her unborn son,” the statement says. “The university extends deepest sympathy to Quigley’s husband and family.”
Ms. Quigley had just begun her second season with the Seton Hill women’s lacrosse program. A native of Baltimore, she came to Seton Hill recently from Erskine College, in South Carolina, and previously was an assistant lacrosse coach at Duquesne University, her alma mater.Return to Top