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Man Pled Guilty to Eight Crimes Including Vehicular Homicide

Iberia Parish – The 16th Judicial District Attorney, Bo Duhé, announced Dylan Leblanc, age 26, pled guilty in Iberia Parish District Court to (8) eight crimes arising from a two-vehicle crash that occurred on August 7, 2018.   Security video from an 18-wheeler showed LeBlanc recklessly driving west on Highway 90 in Iberia Parish just prior to losing control of his truck.  LeBlanc crossed through the median into the East-bound lanes of Highway 90 crashing into a van driven by Abby Suire Sinitiere. Evidence showed that LeBlanc had a blood alcohol level of .181.  The impact of the crash killed Mrs. Sinitiere, her unborn child, her one-year son and injured (3) three other juvenile occupants in her 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 individuals.

•Aggravated Obstruction of a Highway.

A trial date was slated for Feb. 18th as well as a continuance. Bo Duhé, District Attorney for the 16th Judicial District says the plea agreement is an open-ended plea, which suggest no agreement to what LeBlancs sentence would be. A sentence hearing will be held at a later date.The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney, Craig Colwart.  A sentencing hearing is set before 16th Judicial District Court Judge Keith Comeaux on May 11, 2020 and Leblanc could be sentenced up to 100years in prison.

 

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