There are some stories out there that make us question – what the f*ck is actually wrong with some people?
According to BuzzFeed News, an 18-year-old from California has been arrested after she was accused of driving drunk and killing her younger sister – and, she lived streamed the entire thing. Obdulia Sanchez, from Sockton, California was arrested after she was driving under the influence and lost control of her car. She ultimately swerved across highway lanes and crashed into a barbed wire fence. Her 14-year-old sister, Jacqueline Sanchez, was apparently ejected from the car and was reported dead at the scene.
To make matters even worse, Obdulia Sanchez was “live streaming” her erratic driving on Instagram Stories and, even recorded her dead sister. She can be heard in the video saying –
“I fucking love my sister to death. I don’t give a fuck. We about to die. This is the last thing I wanted to happen to us but it just did. Jacqueline, please wake up. This is the last thing I wanted to happen… I killed my sister, but I don’t care. I killed my sister. I know I’m going to prison, but I don’t care. I’m sorry, baby. I’ma hold it down…. rest in peace, sweetie.”
Police have spoken to BuzzFeed and decided that the video will “absolutely” be used as evidence against Obdulia Sanchez in court. The Sanchez family is currently raising money for Jacqueline’s funeral via a GoFundMe page.
This is a valuable lesson to young drivers and young social media users. Drinking and driving is never okay – even if it’s only one beer. Having alcohol before getting behind the wheel of a car is not only dangerous to you, but to other people on the road. There is no reason for someone to have to suffer at the consequences of your poor actions. As well, using your phone while driving is equally as dangerous as drinking and driving. Both actions impair your attention to the road and your judgement. Think before you make choices.