Louisiana man sentenced in crash that killed pregnant woman

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NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man convicted of killing a 22-year-old pregnant woman and her 1-year-old child in a car crash has been sentenced to 50 years in prison.

Dylan Leblanc, of Youngsville, received his prison sentence Tuesday in New Iberia, according to a statement from the District Attorney’s Office.

He pleaded guilty in February to two counts of vehicular homicide in the August 2018 deaths of Abby Suire Sinitiere and her son, as well as feticide in the death of the fetus and four counts of vehicular negligent injury for wounding three other children in Sinitiere’s car and a passenger in his own vehicle.

Prosecutors said there was alcohol in Leblanc’s system at the time of the crash, and alleged he was driving at speeds of about 100 mph (161 kph) before he lost control of his car, crossed a median and struck Sinitiere’s vehicle.

His sentence includes 15 years on each of the two vehicular homicide charges, five years on the feticide charge and 15 years on an additional charge of aggravated obstruction of a highway, to be served consecutively, the district attorney’s office said. He received five years in prison for each vehicular negligent injury charge, to be served concurrently with each other and the other sentences.

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