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Youngsville man pleads guilty in 2018 fatal crash

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Posted at 3:19 PM, Feb 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-12 19:05:09-05

A Youngsville man has pleaded guilty in a fatal crash on US Hwy 90 in August 2018 that that killed a mother, her son and her unborn child.

16th Judicial District Attorney, Bo Duhé, says that 26-year-old Dylan Leblanc pleaded guilty in Iberia Parish District Court to eight crimes arising from a two-vehicle crash that occurred on August 7, 2018.

Security video from an 18-wheeler allegedly showed LeBlanc recklessly driving west on Highway 90 in Iberia Parish just prior to his losing control of his truck. LeBlanc crossed through the median into the East-bound lanes of Highway 90 west of LA 85, crashing into a van driven by 22-year-old Abbie Suire Sinitiere of Franklin.

Evidence showed that LeBlanc had a blood alcohol level of .181. The impact of the crash killed Sinitiere, her unborn child, her one-year son Maxxon, and injured three other children who were in the vehicle. Additionally, an occupant of Dylan LeBlanc's vehicle was injured.

Leblanc was convicted of:

  • Two Counts of Vehicular Homicide for the killing of Mrs. Sinitiere and her son
  • Third Degree Feticide for the killing of Mrs. Sinitiere's unborn child
  • First Degree Vehicular Negligent Injury of four (4) other individual.
  • Aggravated Obstruction of a Highway

A sentencing hearing is set before 16th Judicial District Court on May 11, 2020. Leblanc could be sentenced up to 100 years in prison.

In 2018, KATC spoke with family who says that Sinitiere was with her children, driving them home from shopping for school shoes when the car was struck. Read more from that article here.

LeBlanc initially was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center after the crash but was transferred to the Iberia Parish Correctional Center.Read that story here.