Driver Allegedly Recorded Fatal Car Crash That Killed Her Sister, Posted Video to Instagram

An 18-year-old driver was reportedly live streaming on Instagram when she crashed her car and killed her 14-year-old sister, BuzzFeed News reports.

(Photo: Merced County Sheriff)

Obdulia Sanchez, from Stockton, California, has been charged with driving under the influence and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated after she was believed to have been driving drunk and recording herself on video before, during and after the accident, which was posted to Instagram.

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Sanchez was transporting her sister, Jacqueline Sanchez, and another 14-year-old girl who was badly injured when she lost control of her car and drove across lanes and overturned in a field, ejecting Jacqueline and the other girl.

The California Highway Patrol report states that the two girls were sitting in the backseat and were not wearing seatbelts.

Video allegedly recorded by the 18-year-old shows her singing to the radio while driving, with the footage going blurry when the car crashes. The camera then pans to Jacqueline's body as Sanchez speaks to the camera.

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"I f—ing love my sister to death. I don't give a f—. We about to die. This is the last thing I wanted to happen to us but it just did," she says. "Jacqueline, please wake up. This is the last thing I wanted to happen... I killed my sister, but I don't care. I killed my sister. I know I'm going to prison, but I don't care. I'm sorry, baby. I'ma hold it down.... rest in peace, sweetie."

Officials are examining the video's validity and examining whether the recording was a factor in the accident.

Sanchez is being held in the Merced County Jail.


Photo Credit: Merced County Sheriff