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Youngsville man arrested for fatal Iberia Parish crash that killed mother, baby

Posted: 3:35 PM, Aug 08, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-08 16:35:17-04

A Youngsville man has been arrested in connection with a fatal crash that killed a mother and her baby on US 90 in Iberia Parish.

State Police say that on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at around 6:30 pm, troopers were notified of a fatal crash on US 90 west of LA 85. The crash claimed the life of 22-year-old Abbie Sinitere of Franklin and her 1-year-old son.

An investigation revealed the 25-year-old Dylan LeBlanc of Youngsville was traveling westbound US 90 when for unknown reasons, his vehicle ran off of the right side of the roadway causing LeBlanc to overcorrect. Leblanc’s vehicle, according to troopers began to rotate counterclockwise, crossing both westbound lanes and entering the eastbound lanes. The vehicle then struck Sinitiere’s vehicle.

Sinitere was wearing a seat belt but suffered fatal injuries. Her 1-year-old son Max Sinitiere was properly restrained in a child safety seat, but also suffered fatal injuries, according to a release.

Both were pronounced dead at the scene by the Iberia Parish Coroner’s Office. Three other juvenile passengers in Sinitere’s vehicle were wearing seat belts and sustained critical injuries.

Dylan LeBlanc and his 41-year-old passenger were both wearing seatbelts and sustained moderate injuries. Both were transported to a local hospital for treatment.

State Police say that impairment is suspected to be a factor in the crash, and an arrest warrant was issued for LeBlanc. LeBlanc was arrested on the warrant on two counts of vehicular homicide, four counts of vehicular negligent injuring, first-degree feticide, and reckless operation. He will be booked into the Iberia Parish Jail.

This crash remains under investigation.