Seton Hall mourns pregnant coach killed in crash

6:45 AM, Mar 18, 2013   |    comments
Kristina Quigley
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GREENSBURG, Pa. -- Somber athletes, students and school staff hugged and cried in a century-old chapel on the campus of a small Catholic university outside Pittsburgh, mourning the loss of a coach who died along with her unborn child when the team's bus crashed on the way to a game.

Members of the Seton Hill University community have tearfully gathered on the hilltop campus' Saint Joseph Chapel to memorialize victims of the crash -- especially head lacrosse coach Kristina Quigley, who was remembered as warm, outgoing and a natural leader.

The Rev. Jeremiah O'Shea reminded those in attendance of their own mortality asking: "Aren't we all so helpless in the face of death?"

The 30-year-old Quigley died of her injuries in the crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Harrisburg. She was about six months pregnant, and her unborn son didn't survive. The bus driver, 61-year-old Anthony Guaetta, died at the scene.

The school said Quigley was married and had a young son, Gavin.

(Associated Press)

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