Teen driver who is online to see fatal crash sentenced to prison

LOS BANOS, Calif. – A California teenager has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for driving drunk while live streaming the crash death of her younger sister.

The Merced Sun Star reports that 19-year-old Obdulia Sanchez was sentenced Thursday after being convicted of gross vehicle manslaughter, DUI and child endangering stemming from the July crash.

The car driven by Sanchez was the difference on the shoulder of a road in Los Banos, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of San Francisco.

Authorities say she overcorrected, causing the vehicle to swerve and overturn, ejecting and killing her 14-year-old sister.

Prosecutors say Sanchez was live streaming on Instagram during the drive, and the video shows her with her hands of the steering wheel.


Information from: Merced Sun-Star,

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