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Obdulia Sanchez, 18, is accused of driving drunk and live streaming a deadly crash on Instagram. (Merced County Jail)
Obdulia Sanchez, 18, is accused of driving drunk and live streaming a deadly crash on Instagram. (Merced County Jail)

A teen was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after livestreaming a deadly crash


An 18-year-old was arrested in California on suspicion of driving drunk and causing a deadly crash that was livestreamed on Instagram.

Authorities said that around 6:40 p.m. on Friday, Obdulia Sanchez, of Stockton, California, was driving her 14-year-old sister and another girl while under the influence of alcohol when she lost control of the Buick they were traveling in. The vehicle veered off the road, then Sanchez over-corrected, causing the Buick to swerve across lanes, crash through a wire fence and overturn in a field, according to California Highway Patrol.

The Merced County Sheriff's Office told ABC affiliate KFSN that 14-year-old Jacqueline Sanchez, who the driver identified as her sister in the video, was killed in the crash.

"She was in the back seat of the vehicle and allegedly unseatbelted, and upon the vehicle rolling over, it ejected her and killed her," Sheriff Vern Warnke told KFSN.

The other passenger was badly injured.

In the graphic video posted to Instagram, Sanchez can be heard saying, "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'm a hold it down... rest in peace sweetie."

Relatives confirmed to KFSN that Sanchez filmed the video both before and after the crash. Authorities are examining the video as a part of their investigation.

Sanchez is being held at the Merced County Jail on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and gross vehicular manslaughter. Her bond was set at $300,000.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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