Mother killed in suspected DUI crash after visiting her newborn twins

Katie Evans

Katie Evans, 37, was driving home late Friday night when she was struck head-on by a vehicle that had lost control after sideswiping another auto, the Santa Clarita Valley Signal reported. "It was pretty mangled".

Evans' sister-in-law, Caralee, told People Magazine, "She was traveling home late at night after visiting her baby girls at the hospital ... and she was hit".

Eventually Katie's husband, Jacob, called Caralee to say he was anxious Katie still hadn't returned from the hospital, according to People magazine.

Evans' other children are 2, 9, 11 and 12.

He had reportedly expected her to return home soon after midnight, but there was no sign of her. Caralee added that it wasn't unusual for her to return home late from the hospital, but when she didn't return by midnight he was anxious and an hour later started calling around in an effort to get hold of her. "I guess he had been up all night".

"One person was taken to the hospital", she said. "He expected her to be home shortly after midnight".

Investigators probing a head-on traffic collision Friday which claimed the life of a 37-year-old Saugus mother of six are waiting for the results of toxicology tests to determine if alcohol was a factor in the fatal crash. Evans was pronounced dead at the scene.

A spokesperson from the Santa Clarita Sheriff's said the driver that hit Evans was 21 years of age and they believe alcohol played a role in the accident.

'We have a rough road ahead of us, trying to figure out how to handle everything, ' Michael says of the family.

Ironically, things had been looking up for the Evans family. "The outpouring of support from the community, from the internet, from our local church, from neighbors ... it has been absolutely overwhelming".

Kate Evans is seen with her twins in a photo posted to a YouCaring page. According to Caralee, the babies were not expected to survive and were considered to be "miracle babies".

"I've written numerous times on how various health care and educational laws will affect my family, and generally focus on my oldest son, who's autistic", Evans wrote in a June 25 Facebook post.

Her husband, Jacob Evans, explained that their twin girls were not expected to survive but are now almost 8-weeks-old and thriving.



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