Jailed Stockton Teen Says She Livestreamed Deadly Crash to Raise Money for Younger Sister’s Funeral

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A woman accused of driving drunk as she livestreamed a crash that killed her younger sister says she made the video to help pay for her sibling’s funeral expenses.

Jacqueline Sanchez Estrada is shown in a photo posted to a GoFundMe page for her family.

Jacqueline Sanchez Estrada is shown in a photo posted to a GoFundMe page for her family.

Obdulia Sanchez, who has been detained since her July 21 arrest, described her reasoning in a four-page, double-sided letter penned to a reporter at KGPE-TV in Fresno.

“I made that video because I knew I had more than 5,000 followers,” the 18-year-old Stockton resident wrote. “It was the only way my sister would get a decent burial. I would never expose my sister like that. I anticipated the public donating money because my family isn't rich."

Sanchez apologized for making the video, saying, “I look awful, but I accomplished my goal.”

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