A California teenager who reportedly livestreamed the drunk driving crash that killed her little sister and injured another teen said the video makes her look “like a monster.”
Obdulia Sanchez, 18, spoke about the fatal ordeal with KGPE during a phone interview from jail. The California Highway Patrol alleged that Sanchez was under the influence when she rolled her car through a wire fence and a Los Banos field last month, killing Jacqueline Sanchez, 14, and injuring another 14-year-old passenger.
“I didn’t even know I looked like a monster—like I look like a freaking horrible monster. That was not my intention at all,” Obdulia said, referring to the July 21 Instagram Live video. “That was not my intention at all.”
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Jacqueline and the other teen girl were ejected from the vehicle. However, following the crash, Obdulia continued to record as her bloodied sister lay dying.
“Jacqueline, please wake up. This is the last thing I wanted to happen…I killed my sister…I don’t care. I killed my sister. I know I’m going to prison, but I don’t care. I’m sorry, baby…rest in peace, sweetie,” the 18-year-old can be heard saying during the livestream. “Wake up baby, I’m f***ing sorry baby, I did not mean to kill you sweetie.”
Obdulia told KGPE Friday that she started “freaking out” after realizing the two passengers weren’t in the back seat. She recalled becoming hysterical after getting a call from her older sister—who was unaware of the deadly collision—asking where they were and when they were coming home.
“I just seen [the video] on Sunday and I just started crying. I was like, ‘Oh my God, I can’t believe I did that,’” she told the local station. “If I would’ve known that that would’ve happened that day I would have never left the house ever.”
However, Obdulia also revealed that last month wasn’t the first time she livestreamed while driving:
“We do it all the time—all the time. Trust me, it’s like a reflex. Like I haven’t crashed, you know? Everybody does it. Everybody does. They take Snapchats. Everybody does it. Why not? People take video of them in cars like all the time. And I’m only 18—we’re still young.”
The 18-year-old has pleaded not guilty to vehicular manslaughter and drunken driving. If convicted, she faces a maximum sentence of 13 years, according to People.
She remains in custody on $560,000 bail.
[Featured Image: KGPE/Screenshot]