A California mother of infant twins died in a head-on collision police say was caused by a drunk 21-year-old woman. Nancy Grace discusses the case with defense lawyer Mark Tate, psychologist Dr. Chloe Carmichael, and reporter Drew Nelson.
Police said a Canyon Country, California woman was drunk when she struck and killed a mom who had just finished visiting her premature twin girls at the hospital.
The Santa Clarita Valley Signal reported that Alexia Cina, 21, (pictured left) was charged Wednesday with suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence in connection with the October 6 crash that killed Katie Snyder Evans (pictured right), 37.
The charges came after toxicology tests revealed that Cina’s blood alcohol content was .21—nearly three times the legal limit—at the time of the crash.
Cina was reportedly traveling southbound on the night in question when she crossed a median and struck Evans, who was traveling northbound. The Los Angeles County Fire Department pronounced the mother dead at the scene, according to KHTS.
Evans leaves behind six children: Spencer, 12, Travis, 11, Nathaniel, 9, Gideon, 2, and 10-week-old Hannah and Sarah. A YouCaring fundraiser that will financially support the children has raised more than $300,000 as of Thursday night.
“The public is offering so much already,” the victim’s husband, Jacob Evans, told The Signal last week.
“It is a huge wonderful blessing that we have such a wonderful community. We’re struggling just to sort through the offers [of help] that we’ve had.”
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced in a statement that the 21-year-old was booked into the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station jail and her bail was set at $200,000.
The mother of six will be laid to rest on Friday.