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Lacrosse Team Bus Crashes In Pennsylvania, Two Dead


A bus carrying a university women's lacrosse team crashed on the Pennsylvania Turnpike on Saturday, killing the driver and one of the passengers, turnpike and hospital officials said.

Lacrosse Team Bus Crashes In Pennsylvania, Two Dead

A bus carrying a university women's lacrosse team crashed on the Pennsylvania Turnpike on Saturday, killing the driver and one of the passengers, turnpike and hospital officials said.

In addition to the driver, the bus was carrying 23 students and three coaches from Seton Hill University, a Catholic school in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, turnpike spokesman Bill Capone said.

The bus was near the Carlisle interchange in central Pennsylvania when it veered off the road, crashed through a fence and slammed into a tree, killing the driver, he said.

Three passengers were taken by helicopter to Penn State Hershey Medical Center, where one of them died, hospital spokeswoman Danielle Ran said.

Nineteen others were taken to three area hospitals, mainly as a precaution, Capone said.

"We don't believe they sustained any serious injuries," he said of the 19.

The cause of the crash was unknown, he said.


2013-03-16 10:24:54.0