Wasilla woman dies in collision with school bus not carrying students

PALMER — A 42-year-old Wasilla woman died Thursday morning after the sedan she was driving collided with a school bus that was not carrying students at the time, Alaska State Troopers say.

Shawna Boice was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision, which was near Wasilla at Seldon Road and Frontier Plaza Drive, troopers said. Troopers and Matanuska-Susitna Borough fire and EMS responders were notified of the crash around 7 a.m.

Preliminary investigation showed that Boice was driving a 2012 Chevrolet sedan when it crossed the center line and collided with the Chugiak Children’s Services bus, troopers said. The bus was occupied only by a male driver, who was transported to Mat-Su Regional Medical Center for what troopers described as injuries that were not life-threatening.

The state Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an autopsy.