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An 18-year-old woman from Stockton, California has been arrested and charged with vehicular manslaughter in connection with a crash that killed her 14-year-old sister—and she livestreamed the entire incident on Instagram.
Obdulia Sanchez also has been charged with driving under the influence in a crash that occurred Friday. Her sister, Jacqueline Sanchez, was found dead at the scene.
The Instagram livestream shows the accident and the immediate aftermath, as somebody screams for Jacqueline. The video then cuts to Obdulia looking at the camera, kneeling next to the apparent lifeless body and calmly saying that her sister was dead, before shaking her to get up.
Said Obdulia in the video, “I fucking killed my sister, OK? I know I’m going to jail for life. I understand that. This is the last thing I wanted to happen, OK? I don’t fucking care at all. I’m going to hold it down.”
She then zooms in on her sister’s face and pleads with her to wake up.
According to ABC 30, the California Highway Patrol said two minors in the back seat, including Jacqueline, were not wearing seatbelts during the crash in which the car rolled over into a barbed wire fence and then into a field.
“She was in the back seat of the vehicle and allegedly unseatbelted, and upon the vehicle rolling over, it ejected her and killed her,” Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke told ABC 30.
A friend of friend of Sanchez’s named Mary Hernandez recorded a copy of the video before it disappeared from Instagram Stories.
“At first we didn’t even want to believe it was real,” Hernandez told ABC 30. “I recorded it and posted it mainly because as someone who uses Snapchat I see a lot of people driving with their Snapchats doing what she was doing so to me it was, like, an eye opener.”
According to the Daily Mail, Jacqueline was going to celebrate her Quinceañera last weekend.
On Sunday, a GoFundMe page has been created to help pay for Jacqueline’s funeral expenses. As of this writing, about $750 of a $10,000 goal had been raised.
Josh Katzowitz is a staff writer at the Daily Dot specializing in YouTube and boxing. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. A longtime sports writer, he's covered the NFL for CBSSports.com and boxing for Forbes. His work has been noted twice in the Best American Sports Writing book series.