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Accused drunk driver in fatal crash transferred to Iberia Parish

Posted at 11:13 AM, Aug 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-13 12:13:58-04

The Youngsville man accused of driving drunk and causing a crash that killed a pregnant Franklin mother and her child, and seriously injuring three other children, has been transferred.

Dylan LeBlanc, 25, was arrested last week in connection with the August 7 crash that killed 22-year-old Abbie Sinitere of Franklin and her 1-year-old son, Maxxon. Also injured were her stepdaughters, Jaiden, 11, and Marlee, 9, and her son, Bentley. Sinitere was four months pregnant. We talked to her husband and the father of all the children, Chris, yesterday. You can see that story, which includes information on how you can help the family, here.

LeBlanc initially was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center. He was transferred yesterday to the Iberia Parish Correctional Center, where he remains today. No bond has been set for his release. He was booked with two counts of vehicular homicide, four counts vehicular negligent injury, one count first-degree feticide and one count reckless operation of a motor vehicle.

In Louisiana, the vehicular homicide law is used to prosecute people accused of killing someone in a car crash while driving drunk. Conviction on that charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison, with a maximum of 30 years. The five years must be served without benefit of parole, probation or suspension of sentence. A feticide conviction carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison. A conviction of a charge of negligent injury carries a maximum sentence of six months in jail.