Teen driver loses control of car while livestreaming on Instagram

Teen driver loses control of car while livestreaming on Instagram

Younger sister of driver dies in crash while driver and other passenger survive

A teenage driver lost control of her car while she was livestreaming on Instagram and recorded part of the crash that authorities say killed her younger sister in California.

Authorities say Obdulia Sanchez, 18, was driving the car Friday when it veered onto the shoulder of a road about 120 km northwest of the city of Fresno.

Police say she overcorrected, causing the vehicle to swerve and overturn into a field, ejecting her sister, Jacqueline Sanchez, 14, who died in the crash.

Manuela Seja, also 14, was in the backseat and survived with a leg injury. She said she isn’t mad at anyone and doesn’t blame the driver for the wreck.


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Rather, local TV channel KSEE reports that Manuela Seja says she blames social media, which has taken over people’s lives. The teen says everything is affected by social media and it’s only going to become more prevalent.

Another younger sister of the driver, 12 year-old Evelyn Sanchez said that a tire blew out and there was nothing her 18-year-old sister could have done to prevent the fatal crash. She also said she doesn’t blame her older sister for the crash that killed their middle sister.

The California Highway Patrol says the driver was wearing a seatbelt but not the others.

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