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Youngsville man sentenced in crash that killed pregnant woman and child

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Posted at 10:24 AM, Oct 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-14 16:52:13-04

NEW IBERIA, La. — A Youngsville man who pleaded guilty to causing a crash that killed a 22-year-old pregnant woman and her 23-month old child has been sentenced to 50 years in prison.

In February, Dylan Leblanc pleaded guilty to Two Counts of Vehicular Homicide for the killing of Abby Suire Sinitiere and her son; Third Degree Feticide for the killing of Sinitiere's unborn child; four counts First Degree Vehicular Negligent Injury for the injury of her three other children and his own passenger, and Aggravated Obstruction of a Highway.

Police say that, at the time of the August 2018 crash, his blood alcohol content was .181 and he was driving at speeds of around 100 miles per hour. Dash cam video from vehicles traveling on U.S. 90 at the same time captured how recklessly he was driving before he lost control, crossed the median, and struck Sinitiere's vehicle. To read our story about his guilty plea, click here.

We talked to her husband after the crash, to read the family's story click here.

KATC reached out to the victim's mother, Tiffany Clements, who gave the following statement:

I’m satisfied with the sentencing. As long as he can learn his lesson and never do that again, hurt a family and destroy lives. Abby can rest in peace now. He can’t hurt anybody again. I think he showed no remorse. He should at least apologize to the family so that we could try to start to forgive him for what happened.

KATC also reached out to the victim's husband, Chris Simitiere, who said, “I’m good with what happened. I think Abby can rest in peace now.”

Leblanc was sentenced in the case by Judge Keith Comeaux on Tuesday.

According to a press release from the District Attorney's Office, Comeaux sentenced him to 15 years on each of the two vehicular homicide charges, 5 years on the third-degree feticide charge and 15 years on the aggravated obstruction of a highway charge. Those sentences will be served consecutively, or one after the other.

Comeaux also sentenced Leblanc to five years in prison for each vehicular negligent injurin charge, and those will be served concurrently - or at the same time - with each other and with the other sentences.

That adds up to 50 years in prison.

The Louisiana State Police investigated this case and Assistant District Attomey M. Craig Colwart prosecuted it.