Catholic college mourns coach who died in accident

A small Catholic college outside Pittsburgh mourned the loss of a women’s lacrosse coach who died along with her unborn child when the team’s bus crashed on the way to a game, remembering her Sunday as warm, outgoing and a natural leader.

Students and staff packed into Seton Hill University’s Saint Joseph’s Chapel for a memorial service for coach Kristina Quigley, 30, and other victims of the crash. The program for the service read: “In Loving Memory of Kristina Quigley and Son.”

Earlier Sunday, team members and fans at a Seton Hill baseball game observed a minute of silence for Quigley and bus driver Anthony Guaetta, 61, who also died in the crash.

Students and other mourners visited a tribute set up in front of a lacrosse net next to the baseball field that featured flowers, stuffed animals, a lacrosse stick, a whistle and a candle in front of a team photo and signs reading, “In memoriam — Kristina Quigley — Forever a Griffin.”

Seton Hill players and coaches were among 23 people aboard when the bus hit a tree Saturday on the Pennsylvania Turnpike outside Harrisburg. Police are investigating the cause.


Hundreds displaced after brush fire razes apartments

A fast-spreading brush fire razed 26 buildings at an apartment complex, displacing hundreds of residents.

Officials determined that the fire started in a wooded area at some power lines near the Waterford Plantation complex, but they had not determined what started the fire, said Scott Hawkins, a South Carolina Forestry Commission spokesman.

Search and rescue crews with cadaver dogs were combing through the building remains Sunday. It was unclear how many people were unaccounted-for from the apartments.

— From news service reports