Teen Arrested After Live Streaming Fatal Car Crash That Killed Her Sister

Lena Tucker
July 28, 2017

Prosecutors charged a teenage driver Wednesday with vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and other counts after she lost control of her auto while livestreaming on Instagram and recorded a crash that killed her younger sister.

UPDATE 7/26/17, 11PM PST: The Los Angeles Times reports that Sanchez was charged Wednesday with multiple felonies, including gross vehicular manslaughter, two counts of driving under the influence, resulting in injury, and two counts of driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent, causing injury.

The teenager made headlines after live-streaming a graphic video of the vehicle accident that killed her younger sister. The crash left Sanchez's 14-year-old sister, Jacqueline, dead and injured another teenage passenger.

That woman was later involved in an accident that killed her 14-year-old sister. I love my sister this is the last thing I thought was going to happen to us.

California Highway Patrol says Obdulia Sanchez, 18, was under the influence when she rolled her auto over into a barbed wire fence and then a field. "I'm f****** sorry, baby, I did not mean to kill you sweetie".

Jacqueline Sanchez died in the crash. He said using a cellphone while driving is a traffic infraction, and that prosecutors must prove that she was intoxicated.

Obdulia's video then shows her kneeling beside her mortally wounded sibling. The Instagram statement said the social media network was "deeply saddened" about the incident.

Of Jacqueline, Seja reportedly said, "She wasn't like everybody else".

Chief Deputy District Attorney Harold Nutt called Obdulia Sanchez's behavior before, during and after the crash "disturbing and shocking". "I know I'm going to jail for life alright". Seja only suffered some cuts to her legs, but she lost a friend she met seven months ago on Instagram - the same platform that captured the crash for everyone to see. "That's the allegation. She does obviously feel awful and she's trying to deal with it in the way that she can".

Family members confirm to ABC30 in Fresno the video was shot by Obdulia Sanchez.

After a gap in the livestream of the crash, the driver is seen leaning over the girl's body, saying she was sorry.

Reports filed Wednesday by California Highway Patrol investigators describe Sanchez as "belligerent" and said she repeatedly spit at officers, used racial slurs and kicked one emergency responder from Riggs Ambulance in the face. She lived in Fresno and Jacqueline lived about 130 miles away in Stockton, which was where the teens were heading before Sanchez crashed.

A GoFundMe has been set up to pay for Jacqueline's funeral expenses here. Sanchez is now in the Merced County Jail on charges of vehicular manslaughter while under the influence and DUI. She was just amusing and she would be amusing.

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