uLOS BANOS (AP) — 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.
uCALIFORNIA RESIDENT HOSPITALIZED WITH MORE THAN 100 STINGS: PALM SPRINGS (AP) — A Southern California resident has been hospitalized after being stung by bees more than 100 times.
The Desert Sun reported Saturday that the person was transported to a hospital after being stung in Banning.
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the person was stung around 12:25 p.m. Saturday in the city about 23 miles (37 kilometers) west of Palm Springs.
Authorities say another person had a small number of stings and refused treatment by responders at the scene about 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) north of Interstate 10.
The second victim drove to the hospital.
Neither of the victims was identified and their medical conditions were not known Saturday.
uCALIFORNIA MAN HELD IN CONNECTION WITH BODY IN BURNING CAR: ONTARIO . (AP) — A California man has been arrested in connection with the discovery of a body in a burning car.
The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reported Gerardo Zendejas was arrested Thursday in La Habra.
Authorities say the La Habra resident shot and killed David Pena on Sept. 20 in Pomona.
Police say Pena was sitting in his car and Zendejas shot him after pulling alongside in another vehicle.
Police say Pena was shot several times and the gunshots caused his car to ignite in the city about 30 miles (48 kilometers) east of Los Angeles.
Zendejas was being held for lack of $2 million bail and has been scheduled to appear in court Monday.
uNAVY SAILOR DIES AFTER FALL ABOARD CARRIER NEAR SAN DIEGO: CORONADO (AP) — Military officials say a Navy sailor died after a fall aboard an aircraft carrier at Naval Station North Island in Coronado, California.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reports the 21-year-old man fell from an aircraft elevator on the USS Nimitz late Friday. He died at a hospital early Saturday.
The Navy twitter feed, flynavy, says the accident is under investigation. The sailor’s name was not released.
Nimitz spokesman Ensign Bill Petkovski tells the Navy Times that the crew was making a port visit in San Diego following “routine operations” when the accident occurred.
The Nimitz left its Bremerton, Washington, homeport on Sept. 16 to conduct pre-deployment training off the California coast.
uOFF-DUTY POLICE OFFICER KILLED IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CRASH: BUENA PARK (AP) — Officials say an off-duty reserve police officer was killed in a crash on a Southern California freeway.
The Orange County Register says 58-year-old Arthur Brice had worked at the Buena Park Police Department for more than a decade.
The California Highway Patrol says the crash happened Saturday after the trailer of a big rig detached on State Route 91 in Corona. The CHP says Brice’s car hit the back of the disabled trailer and then struck another truck.
Brice was trapped and had to be extricated. He died at a hospital.
Buena Park officials say Brice was assigned to the gang unit and patrol and was a member of the department’s color guard.
Previously Brice worked as an EMT and served in the Army. He’s survived by his wife, children and grandchildren.