The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

March 18, 2013

No signs of health issues in crash

Blunt force injuries killed bus driver, coroner says

David Hurst
dhurst@tribdem.com

JOHNSTOWN — A Westmont man behind the wheel of a lacrosse team bus that crashed Saturday near Carlisle died of multiple blunt force injuries sustained in that crash, the Cumberland County Coroner’s Office said Monday.

Coroner Charley Hall said Anthony M. Guaetta, 61, sustained multiple body injuries, adding an autopsy did not show signs that health issues were a factor at the time of the wreck.

The Frank Duca Funeral Home, Menoher Boulevard, is handling arrangements for Guaetta, but details were not yet set Monday afternoon, staff at the home said.

Guaetta was one of 23 people on the Seton Hill University team bus when it veered off the Pennsylvania Turnpike and hit a tree.

A pregnant coach and her unborn child were also killed in the crash, state police said.

The accident remained under investigation as of Monday. Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Rob Hicks said it will be weeks before police determine what caused the bus to crash.

One Seton Hall player, Amanda Michalski, remained hospitalized Monday. A Penn State-Hershey Medical Center spokeswoman said Michalski, a freshman from Minnesota, is in fair condition.

Hall said toxicology tests are pending on Guaetta but he described the test as routine.

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