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A 32-year-old driver was on a video call and extremely drunk when he set off a chain-reaction crash on Interstate 694 that killed a couple in a car, according to newly filed court documents.

Luis E. Tipantuna Quinchiguano, of Minneapolis, remains held in lieu of $500,000 bail after being charged in Ramsey County District Court with four counts of criminal vehicular homicide in connection with the three-vehicle wreck on Feb. 16 in Arden Hills on I-694 near Snelling Avenue. Karin Leigh O'Connor, 74, and Curtis John O'Connor, 76, both of New Brighton, died in the crash.

Tipantuna Quinchiguano was heading west on I-694 in his SUV about 8:45 a.m., when he swerved from the right lane to the left shoulder, overcorrected and spun out. He then crossed a ditch and struck the O'Connors' car, the State Patrol said.

A westbound semitrailer truck then hit the car broadside. Tipantuna Quinchiguano and the semi's driver, 68-year-old Steven J. Silva, of Sunnyside, Wash., suffered injuries that were not life threatening.

A search warrant affidavit made public Sunday disclosed that Tipantuna Quinchiguano was on a 28-minute video call that continued past the time of the collision, which police said they learned from his brother, who was on the other end and later showed up at the scene.

The affidavit, which led to the State Patrol collecting data from Tipantuna Quinchiguano's phone, also revealed that he wrote in a text to his brother minutes after the crash, translated from Spanish to English, that "you already take me for being drunk."

A test soon after the crash indicated that Tipantuna Quinchiguano's blood alcohol content was 0.197, nearly 2½ times the legal level for driving in Minnesota. He is due back in court May 15.

A message was left with Tipantuna Quinchiguano's attorney Monday seeking comment.