An 18-year-old is accused of veering off the road Friday while driving drunk, killing her younger sister in the ensuing crash, all while livestreaming on Instagram. Authorities say Obdulia Sanchez, from Stockton, California, was driving under the influence of alcohol around 6:40 p.m. when she lost control of the Buick and swerved across lanes, crashing through a barbed wire fence and overturning in a field, ejecting her sister, Jacqueline Sanchez, and another girl who sustained “major injuries,” California Highway Patrol Sergeant Darin Heredia told BuzzFeed News on Sunday. The two 14-year-old girls were sitting in the backseat and not wearing seat belts, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
Sanchez, who has more than 7,400 followers on Facebook and Instagram, is being held in the Merced County Jail on felony charges of driving under the influence and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. Before crashing, Sanchez had been recording herself singing along to music and flipping off the camera, capturing glimpses of the two younger teens in the back as she turned her phone from herself onto the empty road. The footage then goes blurry and red when the car swerves and screams and sounds of metal scratching can be heard.
Sanchez screams Jacqueline’s name before she faces the camera while positioning it so that her sister’s body can be seen lying in a field behind her. I fucking love my sister to death. I don’t give a fuck. 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.”