Girlfriend Of 14-Year-Old Sister Who Died In Live-Streamed DUI Crash Blames Social Media

"That's what life is now."

By Gina Tron

The survivor of a DUI crash in California that killed her girlfriend is speaking out. Fourteen-year-old Manuela Seja can be seen in the video of the crash, which went viral, trying to flag down help. The driver, Obdulia Sanchez, 18, live-streamed the crash on Instagram, which showed her beside her dead 14-year-old sister Jacqueline Sanchez.

Seja and Jacqueline Sanchez were sitting in the backseat when the car suddenly swerved off the road and crashed, ejecting both 14-year-olds. Seja suffered major injuries on one of her legs.

She told KSEE TV that she faults social media.

"Honestly, I'm not mad at anybody and I don't blame anybody," she said. "It's all affected by social media. That's what life is now. And it's going to advance more and more. That's what it's going to be about."

The teen told ABC 30 that she and Jacqueline Sanchez had been dating for seven months after meeting on Instagram.

Seja had only good things to say about her girlfriend.

“She was brave, and she was smart, and honestly, I did see her successful in the future," she told NBC.

She said that Jacqueline Sanchez wasn’t "like everybody else."

"She was just funny. She didn't even need to try. She'd always make you smile from the little dumb things she would say, and she wanted to travel the world and do amazing things."

[Photo: NBC News and Instagram]

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