The devastated parents of a California teen who livestreamed the car crash that killed her sister say that their lives have been destroyed by the horrific family tragedy.
“I think she doesn’t know what happened. What I think is she knows she’s done something wrong,” Nicandro Sanchez said of 18-year-old suspect Obdulia Sanchez, who was arrested on suspicion of DUI and vehicular manslaughter for the Friday crash that killed her 14-year-old sister Jacqueline Sanchez and also badly injured another 14-year-old girl.
“It’s an accident,” Sanchez told ABC affiliate KFSN. “It happened that way. Who knows why?”
“Because she knows, and that’s what I feel. She feels bad for herself, but she killed her own sister.”
Obdulia was driving her Buick Century on a California highway with Jacqueline and the young teen’s pal in the backseat when the car veered onto the shoulder of the road and rolled over into a barbed-wire fence before coming to rest in a field.
Jacqueline and friend Manuela Seja were both ejected through the back window.
Obdulia livestreamed the incident on Instagram before and after the gruesome crash.
“Jacqueline, please wake up,” Obdulia says while trying to shake 14-year-old Jacqueline Sanchez, according to the video.
“I f—king killed my sister, OK? I know I’m going to jail for life. I understand that. I don’t f—king care, though. I’m sorry, baby. I’m gonna’ hold it down,” Obdulia can be heard saying.
Sanchez and his wife Gloria Sanchez told KFSN that their older daughter, who was being held in Merced County Jail, needs help.
Investigators are looking into whether Obdulia called 911 after the incident.
“The video is very disturbing, both to us as people who do this for a living,” a California Highway Patrol officer told KFSN. “It’s very disturbing to us because of the callous nature of her actions, both leading up to this tragedy and in the immediate aftermath.”