MERCED COUNTY, CA — As 18-year-old Obdulia Sanchez was broadcasting live on Instagram last Friday while trolling along a rural California highway, it was clear her mind was not on driving.
With music blaring as she sang along to the tunes, Sanchez's eyes were fixated on the camera instead of the road, giving upside down peace signs and totally oblivious to the dangers she was putting her two young passengers in, one of which was her 14-year-old sister Jacquelin who would soon die.
Slightly veering off the road, Sanchez panicked and overcorrected, sending her car into a flipping death trap. Still broadcasting this live, Sanchez exited the car and panned to her dead 14-year-old sister lying on the ground with an enormous head wound.
"Everybody, if I go to f***ing jail for life, you already know why," the teen driver could be heard saying. "My sister is f***ing dying... Baby, wake up! I didn't mean to kill you!"
The other teen passenger sustained non-life-threatening injuries to her leg. Obdulia Sanchez was not injured.
Aside from being heavily distracted, police believe another role that led to the crash was Sanchez being drunk.
Sanchez was arrested and booked at the Merced County Jail for gross vehicular manslaughter and suspected drunk driving.
According to the California Highway Patrol, none of the girls were wearing their seatbelts.