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Leblanc Sentenced to 50 Years in Prison For Drunk Driving Fatal Crash

New lberia, October 13,2020: 16th Judicial District Attorney Bo Duh6 announces that
On August 7,2018, Dylan Leblanc caused a two-vehicle accident on Highway 90
that resulted in the death of Abby Suire Sinitiere, her unborn child, and her one-year-old son.
Three other juveniles who were in the Sinitiere vehicle were severely injured, as was a
passenger in Leblanc’s vehicle.

Dash cam from an 18-wheeler showed that Leblanc was driving recklessly just
before the crash. Law enforcement’s investigation revealed that Leblanc had a 0.181 BAC
and was driving at speeds nearing 100 miles per hour. Leblanc passed another vehicle on
the shoulder. Leblanc then lost control of his vehicle and crossed the median, striking Abby
Sinitiere’s vehicle.

Leblanc subsequently pled guilty to eight offenses on February 12,2020 in
connection with the offense:

On October 13,2020, after a hearing before the Honorable Keith R.J. Comeaux,
Leblanc was sentenced as follows:

o Vehicular Homicide for the killing of Mrs. Sinitiere: 15 years at hard labor,
without the benefit of parole, and a $15,000 fine;

. Vehicular Homicide for the killing of the Sinitieres’ one-year-old son: 15 years
at hard labor, without the benefit of parole, and a $15,000 fine;

o One Count of Third Degree Feticide for the killing of Mrs. Sinitiere’s unborn
child: 5 years at hard labor and a $2,000 fine;

. Aggravated Obstruction of a Highway: 15 years at hard labor; and
o First Degree Vehicular Negligent lnjuring (4 counts): 5 years at hard labor on
each count.

Judge Comeaux ordered that the defendant’s sentences for both counts of vehicular
homicide, the count of third degree feticide, and the count of aggravated obstruction of a
highway are all to run consecutively, and that the defendant’s sentences for all four counts of first degree vehicular negligent injuring are to run concurrently with each other and
concurrently with the defendant’s other sentences.

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

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