An 18-year-old woman has been arrested in California on suspicion of causing a deadly crash that she recorded live on Instagram.
Obdulia Sanchez was booked into the Merced County Jail on suspicion of DUI and vehicular manslaughter after Friday’s crash that killed her 14-year-old sister and badly injured another 14-year-old girl. It’s since been reported neither of the minors were wearing their seatbelts.
The California Highway Patrol says Sanchez was driving the car when it veered onto the right shoulder of a road about 120 miles southeast of San Francisco. It says she overcorrected, causing the vehicle to swerve across lanes, crash through a wire fence and overturn into a field.
Relatives confirmed to KFSN-TV that Sanchez was live-streaming on Instagram before, during, and after the crash. “I killed my sister, but I don’t care,” she reportedly says in the video. “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.”
Mary Hernandez, who is also of Stockton, told the station she recorded the video Sanchez allegedly made “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.”
The California Highway Patrol is examining the video as part of the investigation. Sanchez is being held on $300,000 bond.