Katie Evans with her family

Katie Evans with her family. Image courtesy of The Signal.

MADD’s updated response: We will continue to stand with the Evans family as they face a life without their mother, wife, and sister.

Update 10/20: Charges were upgraded against the woman who killed a California woman and mother of six. Originally charged with misdemeanor DUI, the alleged offender know faces vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence. Cina was arrested on the upgraded charges Wednesday after toxicology tests revealed she had a blood alcohol content of .21 at the time of the crash, the local paper reports via MSN .

MADD’s original statement: It is absolutely gut-wrenching that an alleged impaired driver killed a mother of six as she was driving home after visiting her newborn premature twin baby girls at the hospital. MADD is heartbroken for her husband, her children and all her loved ones. If you or someone you know has been impacted by an impaired driving crash, please call MADD’s 24/7 helpline at MADD at 877-MADD-HELP.

The Crash: A driver who lost control after sideswiping another car, hit Katie Evans head-on and killed her, according to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Sgt. Dan Dantice.

The 22-year-old suspect was treated at a hospital and later booked on suspicion of misdemeanor DUI. Authorities have not released her name.

Dantrice said alcohol containers were found in the vehicle.

More information about the crash is available here.

Victim: A Santa Clarita woman, Katie Evans, who was visiting her newborn, premature twins in the hospital was killed in this alleged drunk driving crash. The new family additions, a happy miracle after three miscarriages and a dangerous pregnancy, recently grew the family to six.

By the numbers: More than 10,000 people are killed annually by drunk driving and another 290,000 injured.

What you can do?: MADD continues to provide services to anyone impacted by an impaired driving crash at MADD’s 24/7 helpline at 877-MADD-HELP.