FRESNO, Calif. (AP)– A teenage chauffeur lost control of her vehicle while she was livestreaming on Instagram and recorded part of the crash that authorities said Monday killed her more youthful sis in California.
After a gap in the livestream, the driver is seen leaning over the body of the lady, attempting to shake her awake and stating she was sorry. She stated she expected to spend the rest of her life in prison however doesn’t care.
“This is the last thing I wished to happen, OK? … Rest in peace, sweetie,” the teenager states. “If you do not survive, I’m so (expletive) sorry.”
Authorities state Obdulia Sanchez, 18, was driving the vehicle Friday when it diverted onto the shoulder of a road about 75 miles (120.7 kilometers) northwest of Fresno.
She overcorrected, triggering the lorry to swerve and overturn into a field, ejecting her sibling, the California Highway Patrol said.
Jacqueline Sanchez, 14, of Stockton died in the crash, Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke said. Another woman, also 14, remained in the backseat and endured with a leg injury.
The driver was wearing a seatbelt however not the 2 ladies, the CHP said.
The teens’ father, Nicandro Sanchez, informed Fresno tv station KFSN (http://abc30.tv/2tSlnpX) he has seen the video and that he believes the crash was “a mishap.”
“It’s a mishap,” Nicandro Sanchez stated. “It took place that method. Who understands why?”
He said he hasn’t spoken to Obdulia however he thinks she knowns she did something wrong but doesn’t understand what happened.
“Exactly what I think is she understands she’s done something incorrect. Because she knows, which’s what I feel. She feels bad for herself, but she eliminated her own sister,” he stated.
Nicandro Sanchez said Obdulia had a challenging childhood and graduated from high school last year. She was in the custody of Kid Protective Providers the past two years, he included.
Obdulia Sanchez was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and car manslaughter and remained in jail with bail set at $300,000.
The livestream was tape-recorded on Instagram and published on Facebook by somebody who had actually seen it. Stockton resident Mary Hernandez said she saw the video there and reposted it.
“Individuals need to understand these things can occur,” Hernandez said, adding that she had gotten a variety of responses from anger to thankfulness.
“I mean no disrespect to their household for publishing it,” she said. Hernandez stated she understood about Obdulia Sanchez through social media, however they never fulfilled face to face.
Rob Carroll, a chief deputy in the Merced County District Attorney’s Office, stated he had actually not yet seen the video. However he anticipates it will be an essential piece of proof.
“Drinking, owning and driving unpredictably– clearly those are bad choices,” Carroll said.
Relatives have actually set up a GoFundMe page to pay for the funeral of Jacqueline Sanchez. The page states she was preparing to celebrate her 15th birthday– called a quincenera– on Sunday. Her moms and dads, however, informed the television station Jacqueline was going to be verified in a Catholic church.
Neither Obdulia Sanchez nor a lawyer representing her might be grabbed remark
She is anticipated to make her first court look Wednesday.
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