Man Sentenced in Fatal Highway 90 Crash
A man ruled responsible for the deaths of a mother, her one-year-old son, and her unborn child in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 90 has been sentenced to 55 years in prison.
Dylan Leblanc, caught driving recklessly on a dash cam of an 18-wheeler, lost control of his vehicle while driving nearly 100 miles per hour on U.S. Highway 90 on August 7, 2018, and crashed into Abby Suire Sinitiere's vehicle after crossing a median. Three other juveniles who were in Sinitiere's vehicle were severely injured, as was a passenger in Leblanc's vehicle, according to a press release from the 16th Judicial District Court.
It turns out Leblanc also had a 0.181 BAC.
Leblanc subsequently pled guilty to eight offenses. Leblanc was sentenced as follows:
- 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;
- 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;
- First Degree Vehicular Negligent lnjuring (4 counts): 5 years at hard labor on each count.
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 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.