The parents of a 14-year-old girl killed in a drunk driving accident caused by her older sister have spoken out about the horrific crash the driver streamed on social media.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Obdulia Sanchez was allegedly drunk when she skidded off the road in Stockton, California, while she was recording Instagram video of the ride. The car flipped over in a field, and her 14-year-old sister, Jacqueline, was ejected from the vehicle and did not survive.
Sanchez continued to record video after the horrific crash.
“This is the last thing I wanted to happen but it just did,” Sanchez says on the recording, while another teen who was sitting in the backseat of the car appears to be trying to flag down help.
Sanchez was arrested on suspicion of DUI and vehicular manslaughter.
Her parents spoke to ABC 7 about the tragedy.
“It’s an accident,” Obdulia’s father Nicandro Sanchez said. “It happened that way. Who knows why?”
“I think she doesn’t know what happened. What I think is she knows she’s done something wrong. Because she knows, and that’s what I feel. She feels bad for herself, but she killed her own sister.”
The grieving parents told the news station that the accident has ruined their lives. They also reportedly said that Obdulia had faced some challenges growing up, and spent two years in the custody of Child Protective Services.
It is unclear what the older sister did to help the injured girl after the crash. When ABC 7 asked a California Highway Patrol officer if Sanchez called 911, he could not say for sure.
“We are still looking into that,” the officer said.
Feature photo: Merced County Sheriff