When 28-year-old Erik Conn was driving on Bend's Eastside early last week, he sent two text messages before crashing into a bicyclist and rock wall.
Shortly after the accident, eyewitness Brittany Liddell called 911.
"She (the dispatcher) was like, 'Was anybody hit?'" Liddell recalled Tuesday. "I was like, 'I don't know' -- and then, that was when I saw the boy laying on the ground, between the truck and the fence."
The text messages to two women were sent at the same time, two minutes before the crash.
Two minutes after the crash on Reed Market Road, when 16-year-old Forrest Cepeda was taking his last breaths after being struck, Conn had a new text waiting for him, from a woman named "Heather."
"Heather" was not in the pickup truck, but the other woman Conn was texting, Stacie Lee, was sitting right next to him.
"Why text the person in the same vehicle as him? I don't understand that -- that's kind of odd," said Liddell.
After the crash ,Conn got a lift home from two Bend police officers who asked him if he'd been texting before the accident.
Court papers show he told them, "No, if I did, I would have pulled over."
Later, Conn's passenger, Lee, backed him up, saying, "He did once, but he pulled over." Lee wasn't able to tell officers where on 27th Street Conn stopped to text.
But a witness driving behind Conn along 27th Street before the crash told police Conn never pulled over and in court documents describe his driving as "flying" and "gunning it."
"I figured it was something to do with how fast he was going," said Liddell.
Conn told detectives he was glancing at his speedometer, to make sure he was going 45 mph on Reed Market Road, when Lee yelled, "Brakes!"
Court papers show Conn sent seven text messages in the hour leading up to the crash. He even had one more to send in his cellphone's draft folder.
Conn hasn't been arrested or charged with a crime. Police said Tuesday the investigation is still in it's early stages. But in the affidavit, one police officer writes there is evidence to believe Conn could be charged with criminally negligent homicide, manslaughter and reckless driving.