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Mother of 6 killed by suspected drunken driver after visiting premature twins

Katie Evans Mother of 6 killed by suspected drunken driver after visiting premature twins
Stacy Diaz | 11 October, 2017, 08:29

Caralee says Evans visited her little ones almost every day, and a photo showed the proud mom smiling wide as she held the tiny girls.

A Santa Clarita Sheriff's police spokesperson says that a 21-year-old female driver veered into oncoming traffic, crossing a median and hitting Evans' vehicle head-on near the intersection of Golden Valley Road and Valley Center Drive in Santa Clarita. Evans was pronounced dead at the scene.

"That night was hell".

Dantrice said alcohol containers were found in the vehicle.

Katie Evans was returning from a visit with her twin daughters, Hannah and Sarah, who were not even 8 weeks old yet, the page stated.

Evans leaves behind her husband, Jacob, and four other children: 12-year-old Spencer, 11-year-old Travis, nine-year-old Nathaniel and two-year-old Gideon. "She was a devoted mother, sister and wife and will be immensely missed", a family member wrote on a YouCaring fundraising page.

He said he had people over when he broke the devastating news to the children about their mother's death.

Her sister-in-law Caralee told People.com that she was traveling home late at night when she was hit by another auto. "It was really important because every kid needed a hug and I could only really hug one at a time".

A YouCaring page has been created to provide financial support for the devastated family. The description on the page went on to say Evans' husband, Jacob, will now have to care for six children all on his own, adding there will be many childcare costs and unforeseen expenses to handle.

Things had been looking up for the Evans family.

But the family says that the twins "are doing surprisingly well", and will likely be able to come home in about a month.

In her note of encouragement she said: 'We are living proof that God redeems, restores, and puts lives back together, although I'm sure you cannot imagine right now that could ever be so.

As for the driver believed responsible, The Signal of Santa Clarita Valley reports that the driver has been booked on charges of misdemeanor DUI and released pending further investigation.

"They wouldn't have filed anything more than a DUI that night", Sgt. Dan Dantice of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station told the Signal.