Seton Hill bus driver not awake for fatal crash, Pennsylvania State Police say

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The driver of a bus carrying members of the Seton Hill University lacrosse team was unconscious during a March crash in Carlisle that killed him and the pregnant coach, Pennsylvania State Police said today.

Anthony M. Guaetta, 61, of Johnstown, may have suffered a heart attack or stroke, but investigators couldn't be certain of either because of his extensive injuries, Trooper Robert Hicks said in a press release.

Tests for drugs and alcohol in Guaetta's system came back negative and crash reconstruction revealed that he hadn't tried to brake or steer as the bus veered off the Turnpike near Mile Marker 227 on March 16.

"All of the physical evidence is consistent with that of a crash involving an unconscious driver," state police wrote in a press release.

Head coach Kristina J. Quigley, 30, of Greensburg, and her unborn child were killed. The other 21 people on board suffered various injuries.

The findings released today dispute an earlier autopsy by the Cumberland County coroner that discovered no medical issues.


First Published December 11, 2013 12:43 PM

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