A pregnant Seaton Hall women’s lacrosse coach was killed in a bus crash on Saturday morning in Carlisle, Pa. Kristina Quigley, 30, was six-months pregnant, and neither she nor her unborn child survived the horrifying crash, The Clarion Ledger reported on Saturday, March 16.
The pregnant Quigley was flown to a hospital but died later from injuries suffered in the crash. The bush driver, Anthony Guaetta, 61, also died, according to Cumberland County authorities. Other passengers were removed from the team bus about an hour after the crash occurred and taken to hospitals.
Seton Hall women’s lacrosse team members were among the 23 passengers aboard the bus when it veered off the Pennsylvania Turnpike and crashed into a tree. The crash appeared to have torn away the front left side of the bus, which landed upright about 70 yards from the road at the bottom of a grassy slope.
Both Saturday’s game against Millersville University and a Sunday home game were cancelled after the tragic crash. Seton Hall, a Catholic school near Pittsburgh, said a memorial Mass is planned for Sunday night on the campus.
Kristina Quigley was Duquesne alum, and coached the 2008 Duquesne women’s lacrosse team under Mike Scerba who remembered Kristina Quigley as a warm and outgoing person.
“In that time [one season], I really saw how much passion she had to be a coach and how much she enjoyed working with the kids. She [Kristina Quigley] was a teacher, and she wanted to help kids grow and not just learn about the sport, but about life.”
Quigley, a native of Baltimore, is survived by her husband and a young son.
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