Investigators: Bus driver involved in fatal midstate crash was unconscious

Written by The Associated Press | Dec 11, 2013 9:50 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- Investigators have concluded that the bus driver for Seton Hill University's college lacrosse team was unconscious when the vehicle crashed in March in Cumberland County, killing him and a pregnant coach.

State police say they found evidence of heart damage in the body of Anthony Guaetta.

The 61-year-old was at the wheel of the bus carrying 23 players and coaches from the Seton Hill University women's lacrosse team when it left the Pennsylvania Turnpike outside Carlisle, hitting a guard rail and a tree. The team was headed to a game at Millersville University.

Police say Guaetta may have suffered a heart attack or stroke, but he was too badly injured to say for sure. Tests showed no signs of drugs or alcohol.

Authorities found no skid marks or evidence Guaetta tried to brake.

The crash also killed coach Kristina Quigley and her unborn child and injured other passengers.

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