Driver accused of livestreaming fatal crash pleads not guilty

Posted at 5:26 PM, Jul 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-26 20:26:24-04

(KGTV) - An 18-year-old charged in the death of her sister, during a car crash she livestreamed on Instagram, has pleaded not guilty to all charges against her.

Obdulia Sanchez is charged with multiple counts of gross vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence in the July 21 crash in Fresno, Calif., according to ABC-affiliate KABC.

Sanchez appeared in court Wednesday via teleconference call, according to KABC, and was read the charges against her.

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Sanchez recorded the fatal crash online last week after losing control of her car about 75 miles northwest of Fresno, Calif. The crash left Sanchez's 14-year-old sister, Jacqueline, dead and injured another teenage passenger.

After a gap in the stream, it continued with Sanchez leaning over her sister trying to shake her awake.

"This is the last thing I wanted to happen, OK? ... Rest in peace, sweetie," she said during the stream. "If you don't survive, I'm so (expletive) sorry."