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Fatal crash livestreamed on Instagram

Posted at 1:20 AM, Jul 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-25 01:20:00-04

STOCKTON, CA (KFSN/CNN) - An 18-year-old who was driving while streaming live on Instagram captured the horrifying moments leading up to a deadly crash.

The California Highway Patrol said Obdulia Sanchez was under the influence when she rolled her car into a barbed-wire fence and then a field. CHP said two 14-year-old girls were in the back seat of the car, not wearing seat belts.

Jacqueline Sanchez, Obdulia's 14-year-old sister, was killed in the crash.

“She was in the back seat of the vehicle and allegedly un-seatbelted, and upon the vehicle rolling over, it ejected her and killed her,” said Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke.

The video then shows Obdulia  Sanchez outside the car, saying she knows she killed her sister.

“I know I’m going to jail for life, all right? I understand that. This is the last thing I wanted to happen, OK?” she says in the video.

Mary Hernandez of Stockton recorded the livestream.

“At first we didn’t even want to believe it was real,” Hernandez said. “We were like, ‘Oh, no, that’s makeup.’ I don’t know. It was just crazy. An then, so I recorded and posted it mainly because, as someone who uses Snapchat, I see a lot of people driving with their Snapchats and doing what she was doing, so to me it was like an eye-opener.”

Family members confirmed the video was shot by Obdulia Sanchez. They said Jaqueline Sanchez, was supposed to celebrate her quincenera Sunday.

A 14-year-old girl from Fresno who was also in the car was badly injured.

Obdulia Sanchez is now in the Merced County Jail for charges of vehicular manslaughter while driving under the influence.

Sanchez refused to talk to investigators, who say they don’t know what substances she may have been taking.  Her family said she graduated high school last year.

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