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Calif. Woman Who Livestreamed DUI Crash That Killed Sister Out on Parole

Obdulia Sanchez served 26 months after being sentenced to over six years

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    In this July 28, 2017 file photo, Obdulia Sanchez appears in a Los Banos, Calif., branch of the Merced County Superior Court with her public defender, Ramnik Samrao, left. Sanchez, convicted of driving drunk while livestreaming the crash that killed her younger sister, has been released on parole after serving 26 months in prison. Sanchez was convicted of gross vehicular manslaughter, DUI and child endangerment. She was sentenced to six years and four months in prison.

    A California woman convicted of driving drunk while livestreaming the crash that killed her younger sister has been released on parole after serving 26 months in prison.

    Obdulia Sanchez was convicted of gross vehicular manslaughter, DUI and child endangerment. She was sentenced to six years and four months in prison.

    The Merced Sun Star reports Sanchez was released Sept. 21 after receiving credit for good behavior.

    She was 18 at the time of the crash two years ago. The car driven by Sanchez veered onto the shoulder of a road in Los Banos, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of San Francisco.

    Authorities say she overcorrected, causing the vehicle to swerve and overturn, ejecting her 14-year-old sister.

    Prosecutors say Sanchez was livestreaming on Instagram while driving, and the video shows her taking her hands off the steering wheel.