Evans was almost home when she collided with two other cars near the intersection of Golden Valley Road and Valley Center Drive in Santa Clarita, California, a spokesperson with Santa Clarita Sheriff's Station tells PEOPLE. "I guess he had been up all night". The crash happened shortly before midnight in the area of Golden Valley and Soledad Canyon roads, according to officials from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.
Katie Evans was driving in the area of Golden Valley Road and Valley Center Drive when she was struck head-on by a vehicle that had lost control after sideswiping another auto, said Shirley Miller, a public information officer for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.
Dantrice said alcohol containers were found in the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene. A driver, suspected to have been under the influence of alcohol, reportedly crossed the median, crashing head-on into Evans' auto and killing her. Evans, 37, was returning home from visiting her premature twins in the hospital.
The Evans family is seen in a photo posted to a YouCaring page.
"We have a rough road ahead of us, trying to figure out how to handle everything", Michael says of the family.
'The outpouring of support from the community, from the internet, from our local church, from neighbors...it has been absolutely overwhelming'. The infants, who were born about 2 lbs. each, were thriving and the family was excited to welcome the "miracle" babies, little Sarah and Hannah. Evans had been visiting the babies every day, right up until the fatal accident.
"She might have been 25 weeks when she delivered".
"We had people here when I told the kids that their mom was gone", Evans recalled, his voice choked with emotion.
Now, Jacob is left to care alone for the couple's six children, which include the twins, who are about eight weeks old, and their four boys, Gideon, 2, Nathaniel, 11, and Spencer, 12. She told KTLA she created the fundraiser to help with funeral expenses, and to help with the children's future.