Originally Posted by alice_ashpool
ok, so I verified the integrity of game files in steam, then went back to a save from about an hour before it occurred and that seems to have fixed things at my end, I can now load regular-saves and quick-saves made from this point, but the original 4 or 5 corrupted saves seem to be completely borked.

I tried that and it still seemed to crash. I uninstalled as well to no avail. Will have to continue trying things!