Teen who livestream­ed crash now out of prison

Lodi News-Sentinel - - PAGE TWO - — Stock­ton Record

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.”

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