College mourns pregnant Pa. coach killed in crash
Members of the baseball team and fans observed a minute of silence for the two crash victims before their game.
The Catholic liberal arts school of about 2,500 students on 200 wooded acres atop a hill overlooking was plunged into mourning when word of the crash reached campus Saturday. The school is offering grief counseling to students.
Two victims flown to Penn State Hershey Medical Center remained there Sunday, and no official information was released. Amanda Michalski, from the Minneapolis suburb of Coon Rapids, is a freshman attacker. She is one of the players taken to the medical center. Her lacrosse coach at Coon Rapids High School, Jeff DeJoy, tells the St. Paul Pioneer Press that her parents, Gary and Gretchen Michalski, are now with her. He says he hasn't been able to confirm the extent of her injuries.
Another woman injured in the crash was discharged Sunday afternoon from another hospital. All others aboard the bus were taken to hospitals as a precaution, but almost all were treated and released.
Police couldn't immediately say what had caused the crash, and the investigation is ongoing. The front side of the bus, which was towed from the scene Saturday night, was shorn away, and the vehicle came to rest upright about 70 yards from the highway at the bottom of a grassy slope.
The bus operator, Mlaker Charter & Tours, of Davidsville, Pa., is up to date on its inspections, which include bus and driver safety checks, said Jennifer Kocher, a spokeswoman for the state Public Utility Commission, which regulates bus companies.
The agency's motor safety inspectors could think of no accidents or violations involving the company that would raise a red flag, she said, though complete safety records were not available Saturday.
On Tuesday, another bus carrying college lacrosse players from a Vermont team was hit by a sports car that spun out of control on a wet highway in upstate New York, sending the bus toppling onto its side, police said. One person in the car died.
Todt reported from Philadelphia.
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