According to police, at about 6:40 p.m. Friday evening, 18-year-old Obdulia Sanchez drove under the influence with her 14-year-old sister and one of her sister’s friends in the backseat in Merced, California.
Adding to the danger, caused by allegedly driving under the influence, Sanchez also conducted an Instagram Live, a live streaming video, of her singing as she drove down Highway 165.
Police reported that Sanchez allegedly started to swerve off the road, overcorrected and went across the road to the opposite side. As Sanchez overcorrected, both of the girls in the backseat were ejected from the back window, at which point the car went over the side of the road, through a barbed wire fence and flipped in a nearby field.
Sanchez’s 14-year-old sister, Jacqueline Sanchez Estrada, died instantly on scene. Her sister’s friend had serious injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital.
“She [Sanchez Estrada] 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-TV in Fresno, California.
In the video, Sanchez said she knew she was going to go to jail for killing her sister.
“Jacqueline, please wake up,” Sanchez said in the video. “I f***ing killed my sister, OK? I know I’m going to jail for life.”
Throughout the entire event, Sanchez continued to record on Instagram Live.
“I killed my sister, but I don’t care,” she said in the video. “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.”
One of Sanchez’s Instagram friends, Mary Hernandez, recorded the entire video.
“At first, we didn’t even want to believe it was real,” Hernandez explained. “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.”
Sanchez was charged with vehicular manslaughter while under the influence and DUI. She is currently in Merced County Jail and is being held on a $300,000 bond.
The Estrada family has started a GoFundMe account for Jacqueline Sanchez Estrada’s burial expenses. They are currently asking for $10,000.
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