A pregnant coach died on Saturday along with her six-month-old unborn son when the chartered bus that she was on veered off the highway and crashed into a tree. The pregnant coach who died was among 23 other people belonging to the Seton Hill University woman’s lacrosse team, according to a March 16, 2013, CNN report.
The pregnant coach was rushed to Penn State Hershey Medical Center but died with her 6-month-old unborn son from her injuries.The driver of the bus, 61-year-old Anthony Guaetta, had died at the scene of the accident.
Besides the pregnant coach, 30-year-old Kristina Quigley, two other passengers were rushed to Penn State Hershey Medical Center with serious injuries. The other passengers of the bus received medical treatment at various hospitals for minor injuries.
The pregnant coach was in her second season as head women’s lacrosse coach at Seton Hill, a Catholic university outside of Pittsburgh. Born in Baltimore, Kristina Quigley had graduated from Duquesne University and had come to Pennsylvania after having started a Division II program at Erskine College in Due West, South Carolina.
The pregnant coach and her lacrosse team were on a chartered bus that was going from Greensburg to Millersville, where the team was to play against Millersville University at 1 p.m.
Shortly before 9 a.m., rain and snow were falling when the chartered bus was traveling east on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. As the bus veered off the road, it struck a guard rail, moved 70 yards through grass, and then hit a tree.
As of Saturday afternoon, the accident was still under investigation. Officials are still trying to determine how much the speed of the bus and the road conditions played a role in the accident that killed the bus driver, the pregnant coach, and her 6-month-old unborn son.
The pregnant coach is leaving behind a husband and a young son.