A bus crash that took the life of two adults and an unborn child remains under investigation, while family and friends of the victims gather to mourn.
As of Sunday evening, Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Robert Hicks said the investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing and no updates were available. Hicks said police continue to collect photographs, measurements and other data to determine the cause of the crash and the investigation could take weeks. Passengers on the bus are also being interviewed.
“It’s going to take some time,” Hicks said. “Crash investigations don’t just occur overnight, especially with situations like this.”
At around 9 a.m. on Saturday, a bus carrying Seton Hill University lacrosse players was en route to a NCAA Division II game at Millersville University. The bus, driven by Anthony M. Guaetta, 61, of Johnstown was traveling in the eastbound lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike when it veered off the south side of the roadway. The bus struck a guiderail and then traveled about 70 yards in the grass before striking a tree.
Guaetta died at the scene, and Seton Hill head coach Kristina Quigley, 30, of Greensburg died from injuries at an area hospital. Quigley was six months pregnant at the time of the crash, and her unborn son also died. Quigley leaves behind her husband, Glenn, and a young son, Gavin.
Teachers and students of Seton Hill University held a memorial service on Sunday evening in memory of Quigley, her unborn son and other victims of the crash.
Some members of the women’s lacrosse team, wearing their team jerseys, walked down the aisle during the service, holding hands and fighting back tears. They were joined at the service by members of other teams. Some students wiped away tears, while most were somber and quiet through the service.
Men’s basketball coach Tony Morocco said Quigley made in impact in the two years she was at the school.
“In the short time she was here, she was really a sincere person who always used coaching to touch kids,” Morocco said. “Often that is so missed.”
Morocco said that the school’s mission is to take a student and develop their soul. “She did that,” he said.
“What she gave those girls is going to outlast this,” Morocco said.
A lacrosse net was set up next to the baseball field, where flowers, stuffed animals, a lacrosse stick and a whistle were placed. A candle sat in front of a team photo, with signs reading “In memoriam - Kristina Quigley - Forever a Griffin.”
Eighteen passengers were also treated for injuries and most were released. As of Sunday evening, the last of four patients at Holy Spirit Hospital was released after treatment of injuries of unknown severity. Other patients taken to Harrisburg Hospital and the Carlisle Regional Medical Center were treated and released, and two remain at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.
The Associated Press and abc27 contributed information to this article.