Teen who livestreamed crash now out of prison
A Stockton woman who livestreamed a DUI crash that killed her sister in Merced County two years ago is now on parole.
Obdulia Sanchez was sentenced to six years and four months in prison last year after a single-vehicle traffic collision killed her sister, who was preparing for her quinceañera.
A spokesperson from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a Sept. 17 email to the Sun-Star that Sanchez was scheduled to be released on parole this month. As of Saturday, she is no longer listed in the state's prison inmate database.
Sanchez, who was 18 at the time of the July 21, 2017, crash, was livestreaming herself while driving when she lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a field north of Los Banos.
The crash killed her 14year-old sister, Jacqueline Sanchez, and injured Jacqueline’s 15-year-old girlfriend, Manuela Ceja.
Sanchez’s blood alcohol content registered at 0.106 about 90 minutes after the crash, according to court records. But it was Sanchez’s actions right after the collision that grabbed national attention.
Sanchez livestreamed her sister’s dead body in an instagram video that went viral, telling her to wake up, while saying she killed her sister and was “going to jail.”