Published: Thu, October 12, 2017
Economy | By Annette Adams

Mother killed in suspected DUI crash after visiting her newborn twins

Mother killed in suspected DUI crash after visiting her newborn twins

Dantrice said alcohol containers were found in the vehicle.

Katie Evans, a 37-year-old mom of six, was nearly home in Santa Clarita, Calif., late at night after leaving the hospital when a 21-year-old driver veered into oncoming traffic, crossed a median, and slammed into Evans' vehicle head-on, People reports.

"That's the irony, right?" her husband, Jacob Evans, told ABC 11.

Eventually Katie's husband, Jacob, called Caralee to say he was anxious Katie still hadn't returned from the hospital, according to People magazine. "I guess he had been up all night".

Sister-in-law Caralee explained that Katie's husband grew concerned when she did not return home.

She adds: "It wasn't an uncommon time for her to come home from the hospital".

According to People, Katie was almost home from the hospital before she was involved in the horrific vehicle accident.

A 21-year-old driver, who had reportedly been drinking, allegedly veered into oncoming traffic, crossed a median strip and hit Katie's vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The police are still investigating the crash and have yet to announce if alcohol played a part in the accident, despite the family saying it was a drunk driver. Jacob's brother Michael said, "We have a rough road ahead of us, trying to figure out how to handle everything", but the support from their various communities has been overwhelming.

A YouCaring page to benefit the family has now raised over $165,000. The infants, who were born about 2 lbs. each, were thriving and the family was excited to welcome the "miracle" babies, little Sarah and Hannah.

Reiterated Evans' sister in law, 'She might have been 25 weeks when she delivered.

"We had people here when I told the kids that their mom was gone", Evans recalled, his voice choked with emotion. She told KTLA she created the fundraiser to help with funeral expenses, and to help with the children's future.

Husband Jacob has been left to raise their twin girls (who are less than eight weeks old) and four boys-including one with special needs-alone.

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