Mother visiting premature newborn twins killed in DUI auto crash


"Katie couldn't go a day without visiting her brand-new twin girls in the hospital", the fundraising page says.

"You have dozens of medical professionals who have spent years training, and they've spent months actually working to save two lives that we thought would be lost, and then we have a life we thought we'd have that was lost just because of two bad decisions", her husband, Jacob Evans tells ABC7. "He expected her to be home and an hour later was calling around and he couldn't get ahold of her".

Katie Evans, 37, from Santa Clarita, was driving when she was struck head-on by a vehicle that had lost control after sideswiping another auto, reported the Santa Clarita Valley Signal.

Evans was pronounced dead at the scene.

Kate Evans is seen with her twins in a photo posted to a YouCaring page.

The two babies were the newest additions to a family that already had four other children.

"We had people here when I told the kids that their mom was gone", Evans recalled, his voice choked with emotion.

A YouCaring page has been created to provide financial support for the devastated family. She told KTLA she created the fundraiser to help with funeral expenses, and to help with the children's future.

The YouCaring page, established to help Jacob Evans care for the children, surpassed its initial goal of $100,000 in just a few days.

People quotes Evans' sister-in-law as telling them her body was thrown from the vehicle in the #Dui crash and was "pretty mangled".

As of Monday evening, the fundraising page has raised more than $168,000 out of a $200,000 goal. "Both Sarah and Hannah have doubled their birth weight and doctors are planning for them to come home in four to six weeks".

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. Evans had been visiting the babies every day, right up until the fatal accident.

The driver of the third auto involved in the collision was not injured, according to Miller.