Lower Bail Denied For California Teen Charged In Deadly Instagram Crash

LOS BANOS, Merced County (AP) — A teenage driver accused of causing a crash that killed her younger sister while livestreaming on Instagram will remain in jail after a California judge refused to lower bail.

Eighteen-year-old Obdulia Sanchez, wearing yellow jail garb, wiped tears from her face during a court hearing Friday.

Authorities say Sanchez was livestreaming herself driving and then lost control of a car that rolled northwest of Fresno. Her 14-year-old sister, Jacqueline, was thrown from the vehicle and died.

Nicandro Sanchez spoke on his daughter’s behalf in court.

Obdulia Sanchez has pleaded not guilty to charges that include gross vehicular manslaughter and drunken driving.

Merced County prosecutor Harold Nutt called the driver’s behavior shocking and stupid.

The video shows Sanchez saying she will go to prison for killing her sister.

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  1. This could destroy this young girls life forever without some grace. Irresponsible childish behavior of an 18 y.o. who has not fully matured. I pray for her.

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