A 21-year-old Canyon Country woman pleaded no contest Monday to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated for causing the death of a mother of six in Santa Clarita.

Alexia Alilah Cina, who faces 10 years in state prison, is set to be sentenced July 6 in the death of 37-year-old Katie Snyder Evans.

The victim was driving home after visiting her premature twins in a hospital when Cina’s car, speeding southbound on Golden Valley Road, struck the center median and crashed head-on into Evan’s Honda on the northbound side of the road just before midnight on Oct. 6, 2017. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

A third vehicle struck the two Hondas involved in the initial crash. One person suffered critical injuries and another suffered minor injuries in the secondary crash, according to authorities.

Sheriff’s traffic investigators said toxicology test results revealed Cina had a blood-alcohol content of .21, well above the legal limit of .08.

Cina, who was jailed on $2.1 million bail, was originally charged with murder in addition to the manslaughter and two DUI counts.

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