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A La Pine man who investigators say was texting and driving has been arrested and charged in connected to the death of a Bend pedestrian. The fatal crash happened seven weeks ago in southeast Bend. The 16 year old boy who was struck and killed was Forrest Cepeda and he would have been a junior at Marshall High School this fall. Erick Mackenzie Conn, 28, is charged with reckless driving and recklessly endangering another person. He scheduled to be in court this afternoon and is currently held on $150,000 bail. Conn’s pickup and cell phone were seized during the investigation. Court documents showed Conn had sent text messages to Lee and another woman about two minutes before the crash.

 

 

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