Mum killed by drunk driver after visiting premature twins in NICU

Katie and her family Jacob, Spencer, 12, Travis, 11, Nataniel, 9, Gideon, 2.
Katie and her family Jacob, Spencer, 12, Travis, 11, Nataniel, 9, Gideon, 2. 

A Californian mother of six has been killed by an alleged drunk driver as she drove home after visiting her premature twin girls in the hospital.

The car Katie Evans, 37, was driving was hit head-on by a car that lost control after side swiping another vehicle.

The Signal reported that Katie was driving home from the hospital after spending time with her newborn twins Hannah and Sarah, which she did daily since she was released from hospital.

Katie with her twin girls Sarah and Hannah
Katie with her twin girls Sarah and Hannah 

The girls were each born weighing less than a kilogram at 25 weeks and were described as "miracle babies", after a high-risk pregnancy.

A fundraising page set up to help Katie's husband Jacob to raise their six children on his own says Katie was less than a kilometre from home when she was struck.

Katie's sister-in-law Caralee told People her body was thrown from the car.

"She was travelling home late at night after visiting her baby girls at the hospital…and she was hit," Caralee said. "They said her body was thrown from the vehicle. It was pretty mangled."

"Jacob called us during the night and said, 'I'm really worried my wife never made it home from the hospital last night,'" Caralee continued. "I guess he had been up all night. He expected her to be home shortly after midnight."

The driver of the vehicle that hit Katie's was a 22-year-old woman, suspected to be intoxicated.

"She sideswiped one car and then hit the other one head on," said Sargeant Dan Dantice. "They found alcohol containers in the vehicle."

Katie was pronounced dead at the scene.

Katie leaves behind her husband Jacob, and children Spencer, 12, Travis, 11, Nataniel, nine, Gideon, two, and baby girls Sarah and Hannah.