Canyon Country Woman Pleads no Contest to Manslaughter in Deadly DUI Crash

Alexia Alilah Cina, 21 of Canyon County pleaded no contest on Monday to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated for causing the death of a mother of six in Santa Clarita.

Cina, who faces 10 years in state prison, is set to be sentenced on 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, hit 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 declared dead at the scene.

According to authorities, a third vehicle hit the two Hondas involved in the initial crash. One person suffered major injuries and another suffered minor injuries in the second crash.

Sheriff’s traffic investigators said toxicology test results revealed that 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 initially charged with murder in addition to the manslaughter and two DUI counts.

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