Seton Hall Confused With Seton Hill In Bus Crash [VIDEO]
New Jersey’s Seton Hall University has acknowledged some of the confusion in the media with Seton Hill, the school whose lacrosse team’s bus crashed on the Pennsylvania Turnpike on Saturday killing 2 including the pregnant coach and the bus driver.
The South Orange school, which does not have a lacrosse team, was named as the school in a number of headlines as the story broke.
Seton Hall issued a statement on its website on Sunday.
Media reports have incorrectly identified Seton Hall University students as being involved in the Seton Hill University lacrosse team bus incident. While our students have not been affected by this accident, our thoughts and prayers are with the Seton Hill University community and all of those affected by this horrible tragedy.
Mourning Their Loss
Meanwhile, somber athletes, students and school staff hugged and cried in a century-old chapel on the campus of Seton Hill 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 Catholic university community 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.
The Associated Press contributed to this story