Former Pitt volleyball, basketball player dies in Blair County crash

A former student-athlete at the University of Pittsburgh died in a crash in Blair County as she was on her way home from Pittsburgh to Wilkes-Barre on Friday evening. According to state police, Monica Wignot was driving on Skelp Mountain Road in Antis Township when her vehicle went into the other lane and hit an oncoming car head-on. State police said Wignot had to be extricated from her vehicle and was taken to an area hospital where she died. She was 29 years old. The driver and passengers in the other vehicle were also taken to the hospital. Wignot played four years of volleyball followed by one season of women’s basketball at Pitt. She earned All-Big East honors for volleyball in addition to the second-most single-season blocks in Pitt basketball history.Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 spoke with her mother who said Monica’s pet dog also died in the crash. Her mother also spoke about the impact her daughter had on those who knew her. “Loved Pittsburgh sports, she was going to Pirates games and Penguins games with friends. Just enjoyed the city, enjoyed going to concerts, spending time with friends. She really, as much as we knew her and loved her, just so touched, not surprised but how many people are reaching out saying what an impact she had on them. people,” her mother, Terry Wignot said. Services are planned for Thursday at the MJ McLaughlin Company and St. Nicholas Church in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

A former student-athlete at the University of Pittsburgh died in a crash in Blair County as she was on her way home from Pittsburgh to Wilkes-Barre on Friday evening.

According to state police, Monica Wignot was driving on Skelp Mountain Road in Antis Township when her vehicle went into the other lane and hit an oncoming car head-on.

State police said Wignot had to be extricated from her vehicle and was taken to an area hospital where she died. She was 29 years old.

The driver and passengers in the other vehicle were also taken to the hospital.

Wignot played four years of volleyball followed by one season of women’s basketball at Pitt. She earned All-Big East honors for volleyball in addition to the second-most single-season blocks in Pitt basketball history.

Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 spoke with her mother who said Monica’s pet dog also died in the crash. Her mother also spoke about the impact her daughter had on those who knew her.

“Loved Pittsburgh sports, she was going to Pirates games and Penguins games with friends. Just enjoyed the city, enjoyed going to concerts, spending time with friends. She really, as much as we knew her and loved her, just so touched, not surprised but how many people are reaching out saying what an impact she had on them. people,” her mother, Terry Wignot said.

Services are planned for Thursday at the MJ McLaughlin Company and St. Nicholas Church in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

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