Teen charged in fatal crash recorded on Instagram

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This July 22, 2017 photo provided by the Merced County Sheriff, shows Obdulia Sanchez in Merced, Calif. Sanchez has been arrested in California on suspicion of causing a deadly crash that she recorded live on Instagram. She was booked into the Merced County Jail on suspicion of DUI and vehicular manslaughter after Friday’s crash that […]

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors have filed criminal charges against a California teen who livestreamed a car accident on Instagram that killed her younger sister.

The Merced County District Attorney’s Office on Wednesday charged 18-year-old Obdulia Sanchez of Stockton with vehicular manslaughter and drunken driving.

Authorities say Sanchez recorded herself driving and then losing control of a car that rolled over Friday northwest of Fresno.

In the video, she’s seen leaning over the body of the girl, trying to shake her awake and saying she was sorry.

Authorities say 14-year-old Jacqueline Sanchez died in the crash.

Obdulia Sanchez is expected in court Wednesday to hear the charges.

Neither Sanchez nor an attorney representing her could be reached for comment.

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