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Pregnant coach, driver killed in crash on Pa. Turnpike

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Photo courtesy: The Sentinel Photo courtesy: The Sentinel
Photo courtesy: The Sentinel Photo courtesy: The Sentinel
CARLISLE, Pa. (WHTM) -

Cumberland County officials say two people and an unborn child were killed Saturday morning when a tour bus carrying a college lacrosse team hit a tree along the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

The crash happened just before 9 a.m. in the eastbound lanes at mile-marker 227 in Middlesex Township.

Authorities say the bus was carrying 23 people when it crashed. Driver Anthony Guaetta, 61, of Johnstown died at the scene.

Three others were flown to Penn State Hershey Medical Center and the other 19 people on board were taken to area hospitals as a precaution.

Officials say Kristina Quigley, 30, of Greensburg died from her injuries at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. They say Quigley was approximately six months pregnant and her unborn child did not survive. According to the Seton Hill University website, Quigley was the head coach of the women's lacrosse team.

Quigley leaves behind her husband Glenn and young son Gavin. The university released a statement that read, in part, "The Seton Hill community is mourning the loss of Kristina Quigley and her unborn son. The University extends deepest sympathy to Quigley's husband and family."

The team was headed to a NCAA Division II match at Millersville University in Lancaster County scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday.

As of Sunday afternoon, two passengers remain hospitalized at Hershey Medical Center. Holy Spirit Hospital's final patient was released Sunday afternoon.

All other patients taken to Harrisburg Hospital and Carlisle Regional Medical Center were released.

The tour bus was chartered through Mlaker Charter and Tours of Davidsville, Pa. The company released a statement to ABC News.

"Mlaker Transportation wishes to express its sorrow and sympathy to those impacted by this accident. Mlaker Transportation places the safe transportation of all of our passengers at the highest level. With more than 40 years in operation, we strive to make a trip on one of our coaches a great experience," it said.

Counseling services are being provided for Seton Hill students and others following the crash. For more information, go to: http://www.setonhill.edu/news.

Millersville University officials say counseling services were also made available to its women's lacrosse team.

Police are still investigating the cause of the crash.

For more information, visit abc27's partner at The Sentinel of Carlisle: http://bit.ly/XgleGm.

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