IBERIA PARISH, La. (KFLY)- A fatal crash Tuesday on US 90 west of LA 85 claimed the life of 22-year-old Abbie Sinitiere of Franklin and her 1-year-old son.
Additionally, Master Trooper Brooks David said Sinitiere was pregnant.
A preliminary investigation has revealed that 25-year-old Dylan LeBlanc of Youngsville was driving a Chevy Silverado westbound on US 90 when for unknown reasons, he ran off of the right side of the roadway, overcorrecting.
Police say the Silverado began to rotate counterclockwise, crossing both westbound lanes and the center median.
As the vehicle entered the eastbound lanes of US 90, police say, it struck an eastbound Chrysler Pacifica operated by Sinitiere.
She was wearing a seat belt, but suffered fatal injuries, police said. Her 1-year-old son Max Sinitiere was also properly restrained in a child safety seat, but suffered fatal injuries.
Both were pronounced dead on scene by the Iberia Parish Coroner’s Office.
Three other juvenile passengers in the Chrysler were properly restrained and sustained critical injuries.
LeBlanc and his 41-year-old passenger were both wearing seat belts and sustained moderate injuries, David said.
Both were transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Impairment is suspected to be a factor in the crash, according to police, and an arrest warrant was issued for LeBlanc who was placed under arrest on the warrant at the hospital, charging him with with two counts of vehicular homicide, four counts of vehicular negligent injuring, first degree feticide and reckless operation.
Upon release, he will be booked into the Iberia Parish Jail.
Despite the fact that impairment on her part is not suspected, a standard toxicology sample was obtained from Sinitiere and sent to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis, David said.