CARLISLE, Pa. - Seton Hill University's head women's lacrosse coach was among the two people killed in a bus crash Saturday morning.
Officials said the team was travelling to a game at Millersville University when the bus went off of the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Carlisle around 9 a.m., killing two and injuring 21.
The bus crashed into a tree on the side of the road. Part of the left side was stripped off, but it is unclear whether this occurred as a result of the impact or the rescue operation.
Cumberland County authorities confirmed that one person died at a local hospital and one person died at the scene of the accident.
The university released a statement Saturday afternoon saying, "At this time, Seton Hill University has learned that the University’s head women's lacrosse coach, Kristina Quigley, died of injuries sustained in the crash. Quigley was pregnant, and her unborn baby boy died as a result of the crash as well. Quigley is survived by her husband, Glenn Quigley and young son, Gavin."
Officials from the school identified the second victim as the bus driver. The injured were transported to area hospitals. Their conditions are not being released at this time.
A cause of the accident has not been determined, but state police were investigating, said Megan Silverstram of the Cumberland County public safety department.
The bus operator, Mlaker Charter & Tours, of Davidsville, Pa., sent investigators to the scene, company dispatcher Kelly Hay said.
University officials said they are planning a memorial mass for Quigley and to pray for the bus driver and the injured Sunday at 7 p.m. at Saint Joseph Chapel on the university’s campus. Officials from the school also said counselors will be available for students through the Office of Student Life (724-838-4242), Campus Ministry and the University’s Director of Campus Ministry (724-830-1075), the Counseling Center (724-838-4295) and the Seton Hill Center for Family Therapy (724-552-0339).
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