A 19-year-old drunk driver who live-streamed a car crash that killed her 14-year-old sister is sentenced to more than six years in prison.

Obdulia Sanchez, 19, pleaded guilty to gross vehicular manslaughter, due to drunk driving and endangering the life of a minor. This under aged teen was driving while under the influence and recorded live-stream video to social media.

The video was posted on Sanchez’s Instagram story for 24 hours, and a copy of the video was saved and shared on Facebook. The video showed Sanchez drunk driving with her sister in the car, the fatal accident, and her sister lying on the ground after the accident occurred. Sanchez talked into the camera after the accident and apologized for killing her sister. She talked about going to jail for life and how she never meant for this to happen.

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