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California Teen Arrested After Livestreaming Crash That Killed Her Sister

Aislinn Murphy Fact Check Reporter

A teen driver who livestreamed the car crash that killed her younger sister has been charged with manslaughter, according to Reuters.

Obdulia Sanchez, 18, was recording a live Instagram video of herself singing rap music while she drove her sister and another 14-year-old on Friday near Los Banos, California.

California Highway Patrol said that Sanchez overcorrected after the vehicle drifted off the edge of the road, causing the car to flip. Both passengers, who were not wearing seat belts, were ejected from the car. Sanchez’s sister, Jacqueline, died in the crash.

Sanchez continued to livestream video after the crash, showing a bloodied and unresponsive girl on the ground.

“Hey, everybody, if I go to f—ing jail for life, you already know why,” said what is assumed to be Sanchez’s voice in the video. “My sister is f—ing dying. Look. I f—ing love my sister to death. I don’t give a f—k.”

The video was originally posted on Instagram, but someone who watched the video later shared it on Facebook.

“Investigators are aware of the possibility of video evidence located on social media,” said California Highway Patrol in a statement. “Investigators are looking into the validity of these reports and will provide updates as they become available.”

The other passenger survived the crash with serious injury to her right leg.

Sanchez was arrested on Friday on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and vehicular manslaughter. She is being held in jail with bail set at $300,000.

She will make her first court appearance on Wednesday.