Autopsies show Seton Hill coach, bus driver died of multiple trauma injuries

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GREENSBURG, Pa. —

Coach Kristina Quigley died of multiple traumatic injuries when a bus carrying the Seton Hill University women's lacrosse team crashed Saturday morning, Cumberland County Coroner Charles Hall said Monday.

Her unborn son, Jackson, died of blood loss due to placental abruption, an autopsy showed.

Both Kristina Quigley, 30, of Greensburg, and her unborn son died at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

The bus driver, Anthony Guaetta, 61, of Johnstown, died of multiple traumatic blunt-force injuries, the coroner said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said Guaetta was driving the tour bus when it veered off the Pennsylvania Turnpike about 8:50 a.m. Saturday one mile east of Carlisle en route to a match against Millersville University. Toxicology tests for Guaetta are pending.

Fourteen students were injured when the bus smashed through a guardrail and hit a tree at mile-marker 227. Two remained at Hershey Medical Center on Monday. Officials said one of the victims, Amanda Michalski, is listed in serious condition.

A memorial has been set up next to the lacrosse field on Seton Hill’s campus in honor of Quigley.

“I first met Kristina when she donated hair for the ‘Locks of Love’ program. Immediately I knew she had a special quality – one that drew you toward her,” Assistant Dean of Students Jaimie Steel said.

Steel said the women’s lacrosse team has dealt with the loss of their coach admirably.

“Her team has displayed a tremendous strength during the last few days. They are a cohesive group and Kristina would be very proud of them,” Steel said.

Quigley, who was a Maryland-native, had a friend from home set up a scholarship fund for her young son Gavin. In less than 24 hours, the fund has raised more than $12,000. To visit the scholarship fund’s page, click here.

State troopers said their investigation of the accident is expected to take weeks.

 

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