After a mother of six was killed in a Santa Clarita crash Friday night, the suspected drunk driver allegedly responsible has been identified.Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking KHTS Santa Clarita News Alerts delivered right to your inbox.
First responders reportedly found Alexia Cina, 21, sitting on the curb near the stretch of Golden Valley Road where the crash took place shortly before midnight on Friday, according to an anonymous source.
Lt. Rob Hahnlein with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station confirmed that investigators found open containers of alcoholic beverages in the suspect’s car, though he couldn’t confirm the person’s ID.
“It just looks like a person traveling south on Golden Valley accidentally hit the right curb heading into traffic coming northbound, striking oncoming traffic,” Hahnlein said.
Cina was reportedly transported to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital for her injuries. One of the drivers she allegedly struck, Katie Evans, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Cina has yet to be booked by Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station officials or investigators, according to multiple sources familiar with the investigation.
A mother of six, Evans was returning home after visiting her twin daughters — who had recently been born prematurely at the UCLA Intensive Care Unit — when she was killed in the collision.
“Katie was at UCLA every day, holding her baby girls,” said an individual close to the Evans family.
The twins had been born prematurely at 25 weeks, and both weighed only 1.5 pounds. Since their birth on August 13, Evans had been by their side at the UCLA ICU.
Evans is survived by her husband and six children: four boys, ages 12, 11, 9 and 2; as well as the newborn twin girls.
Her family has invited the Santa Clarita community to a funeral service to celebrate Evans’ life.
The service will be held Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, starting at 2 p.m. The church is located at 19513 Drycliff Street. All are welcome.
A YouCaring page has also been set up to support Katie Evans’ family here.
The Way Out Recovery SCV has offered to help the suspected driver with her issues with alcohol, and is there for the community and parents to help loved ones with substance use issues.
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