Lawyer Says Blown Tire Caused Livestreamed, Deadly Crash in California

August 14, 2017

The defense attorney for a teenage driver accused of driving drunk while livestreaming the crash that killed her younger sister says a mechanical problem may have caused the accident in California.

The Merced Sun-Star reported Obdulia Sanchez’s lawyer told a judge Friday that he has reason to believe the crash was caused by wear and tear on a tire, causing it to blow out.

Sanchez was driving a car that veered onto the shoulder of the road on July 21. Authorities said she overcorrected, causing the vehicle to swerve and overturn, ejecting and killing her 14-year-old sister.

Prosecutors said Sanchez was live-streaming on Instagram while driving and the video shows her taking her hands from the steering wheel.

Sanchez has pleaded not guilty to gross vehicular manslaughter and drunken driving.

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  • August 15, 2017 at 2:25 pm
    SWFL Agent says:
    But this where we are now - there is always something or someone else to blame. Pretty soon some lawyer will figure out a way to blame lightning strikes on something other tha... read more
  • August 14, 2017 at 1:32 pm
    mrbob says:
    So let me see if I have this right. The driver is live-streaming on Instagram while driving and the video shows her taking her hands from the steering wheel but it is a mechan... read more

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