Lacrosse team bus crashes in Pennsylvania, two dead

Students, coaches from Seton Hill University traveling on PA turnpike

March 16, 2013

(Reuters) - A bus carrying a university women's lacrosse team crashed on the Pennsylvania Turnpike on Saturday, killing the driver and one of the passengers, turnpike and hospital officials said.

In addition to the driver, the bus was carrying 23 students and three coaches from Seton Hill University, a Catholic school in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, turnpike spokesman Bill Capone said.

Head Coach Kristie Quigley and Assistant Coach Cristen Sanfilippoi, are both from Baltimore, according to the team's website. Four of the players are from Maryland.

The victims have not been identified.

The bus was near the Carlisle interchange in central Pennsylvania when it veered off the road, crashed through a fence and slammed into a tree, killing the driver, he said.

Three passengers were taken by helicopter to Penn State Hershey Medical Center, where one of them died, hospital spokeswoman Danielle Ran said.

Nineteen others were taken to three area hospitals, mainly as a precaution, Capone said.

"We don't believe they sustained any serious injuries," he said of the 19.

The cause of the crash was unknown, he said.

(Reporting by Jane Sutton; Editing by Vicki Allen)

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