An 18 year old girl who live-streamed the death of her own sister in a car crash has been arrested for drunk driving. 18-year old Obdulia Sanchez in Merced, Calif has reportedly been arrested for the death of her sister. The entire incident was livestreamed on Instagram.
While the question over live-streaming of such incidents on social media are being increasingly asked, the video has been shared and re-shared by millions of times on different social media platforms and other video sharing sites. It is also going viral on Youtube.
While the video was livestreamed on Instagram, a woman who incidentally happened to watch the video saved the entire footage and shared it on different social media platform, brining the incident to focus.
Reports suggest that the 18-year old girl, who was driving the vehicle, allegedly lost control of her car. It is surprising as to why the girl was live-streaming while driving her car. After a gap in the livestream, the girl, identified as Obdulia Sanchez, is seen leaning over the body of the girl, trying to shake her awake and saying she was sorry. She said she expected to spend the rest of her life in prison but doesn’t care.
The girl can be clearly seen saying in the footage, “This is the last thing I wanted to happen, OK? … Rest in peace, sweetie…If you don’t survive, I’m so (expletive) sorry.”
Officials claim that as the girl was driving the car when it veered onto the shoulder of a road about 75 miles northwest of Fresno. The girl, visibly panicked overcorrected, causing the vehicle to swerve and overturn into a field, ejecting her sister, the California Highway Patrol said.
While talking to the media, Sheriff Vern Warnke said, the girl who lost her life in the freak accident was unseatbelted. “She was in the back seat of the vehicle and allegedly unseatbelted, and upon the vehicle rolling over, it ejected her and killed her,” said the Sheriff. Reports suggest that Sanchez is accused of manslaughter and driving under the influence
The woman who watched and saved the footage is Mary Hernandez. “At first we didn’t even want to believe it was real…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”, says Hernandez.
“The driver over-corrected the turn, which caused the vehicle to swerve across both lanes, crashing through a wire fence and overturning into a field south of the road,” the newspaper reported. The same report goes on to add, “The driver over-corrected the turn, which caused the vehicle to swerve across both lanes, crashing through a wire fence and overturning into a field south of the road”, a report in The Fresno Bee said.