Louisiana man sentenced in crash that killed pregnant woman
NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man convicted of killing a 22-year-old pregnant woman and her 1-year-old child in a car crash has been sentenced to 50 years in prison.
Dylan Leblanc, of Youngsville, received his prison sentence Tuesday in New Iberia, according to a statement from the District Attorney’s Office.
He pleaded guilty in February to two counts of vehicular homicide in the August 2018 deaths of Abby Suire Sinitiere and her son, as well as feticide in the death of the fetus and four counts of vehicular negligent injury for wounding three other children in Sinitiere’s car and a passenger in his own vehicle.
Prosecutors said there was alcohol in Leblanc’s system at the time of the crash, and alleged he was driving at speeds of about 100 mph (161 kph) before he lost control of his car, crossed a median and struck Sinitiere’s vehicle.
His sentence includes 15 years on each of the two vehicular homicide charges, five years on the feticide charge and 15 years on an additional charge of aggravated obstruction of a highway, to be served consecutively, the district attorney’s office said. He received five years in prison for each vehicular negligent injury charge, to be served concurrently with each other and the other sentences.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
District Court Judge Christopher Dassau found dead after welfare check Sunday
Semi-truck fire leaves right two lanes on eastbound I-12 blocked Sunday afternoon
Louisiana Marathon kicks off Saturday with 5K race
Iberville deputy involved in crashes on I-10 Sunday morning; all lanes now...
Snow flurries in Gonzales, LA - Jacob Templet
Gage Larvadain staying busy while doing two sports at Southeastern
Southeastern downs Tougaloo 77-72 for fourth straight win
Kevin Faulk recounts glory days and trying times
Liberty edges Madison Prep in electric atmosphere 58-53
Dorian Booker growing into body, new role with Scotlandville