SANTA CLARITA, Calif. -- (KTLA) -- A 37-year-old mother of six who was returning to her Santa Clarita home late Friday night from a hospital visit with her premature twin babies was killed in a suspected DUI crash.
Katie Evans was driving in the area of Golden Valley Road and Valley Center Drive when she was struck head-on by a vehicle that had lost control after sideswiping another car, the Santa Clarita Valley Signal reported.
“She sideswiped one car and then hit the other one head on,” Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Sgt. Dan Dantice told the Signal. “They found alcohol containers in the vehicle.”
Evans was about a mile away from home when the fatal wreck occurred, according to a YouCaring fundraising page.
She was returning home from visiting her twin daughters, Hannah and Sarah, who were not even 8 weeks old yet, the page stated. Her four other children are between the ages of 2 and 12 years old.
“Katie couldn’t go a day without visiting her brand-new twin girls in the hospital. She was a devoted mother, sister and wife and will be immensely missed,” according to the page, which was set up to help her husband Jacob care for the children.