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

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

Sgt. Dan Dantice of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station told local newspaper The Signal that a driver veered onto oncoming traffic and hit Evans near the intersection of Golden Valley Road and Valley Center Drive in Santa Clarita, California.

Evans died at the scene, police said.

Evans was about a mile away from home when the fatal wreck occurred, according to a YouCaring fundraising page.

"That night was hell". When Katie didn't come home at the time she usually does her husband Jacob called his sister-in-law Caralee anxious about her. Evans, 37, was returning home from visiting her premature twins 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 Jacob care for the children. The oldest child has special needs, and has had difficulty processing the loss of his mother, People reports. "They were not expected to survive at all", Caralee tells PEOPLE. "It was really important because every kid needed a hug and I could only really hug one at a time".

A YouCaring fundraiser has been started to help cover living expenses for the family.

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A YouCaring page was posted over the weekend to raise funds for Jacob to care for the children.

"There's still so much good in this world, and we are seeing that firsthand and I think that is the thing that's sustaining me right now", Evans said. "Both Sarah and Hannah have doubled their birth weight and doctors are planning for them to come home in four to six weeks".

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.

'They said her body was thrown from the vehicle. She was released "pending further charges", he said. Police are awaiting toxicology test results, per KTLA. The Signal earlier reported the woman was 22.

No identify has yet been released for the other driver, who was booked for misdemeanor driving under the influence and released. The driver of the first vehicle was injured as well.

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