Cops: Teen Driver Livestreamed Crash That Killed Little Sister

Obdulia Sanchez is charged in accident
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 24, 2017 11:09 AM CDT
Cops: Teen Driver Livestreamed Fatal Crash
Obdulia Sanchez   (Merced County Sheriff)

An 18-year-old in California faces charges of vehicular manslaughter in a crash that killed her younger sister—and a key piece of evidence against her may be an Instagram video she was livestreaming before, during, and after the crash, reports KFSN. Police also accused Obdulia Sanchez of drunk driving. The Stockton teen was driving a car that veered off a road Friday and overturned, according to the California Highway Patrol. Her 14-year-old sister, Jacqueline Sanchez, was killed after being ejected, and another 14-year-old was badly injured but is expected to survive. Police say both were in the back seat, and neither girl was wearing a seatbelt.

"I f------ killed my sister," Sanchez says in the video. "I know I'm going to jail for life ... I don't f------ care at all." At another point, she says, "If you don't survive, baby, I am so f------ sorry. ... I did not mean to kill you, sweetie. Sweetie, I am f------ sorry. Sweetie, please, wake up!" per the Washington Post. BuzzFeed has a link to the video, but note the graphic content. It's no longer on Instagram, but the CHP is examining it as part of its investigation, per the AP. (More fatal car crashes stories.)

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