Report: Uber driver streaming Hulu prior to deadly self-driving crash in Tempe

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Police said evidence indicates the safety driver, Rafaela Vasquez, was distracted prior to hitting and killing 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg while she walked her bike across Mill Avenue outside of a crosswalk. (Source: Uber via Tempe Police Department) Police said evidence indicates the safety driver, Rafaela Vasquez, was distracted prior to hitting and killing 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg while she walked her bike across Mill Avenue outside of a crosswalk. (Source: Uber via Tempe Police Department)
Thursday night, Tempe police released body-cam footage of the events just after the crash. (Source: Tempe Police Department) Thursday night, Tempe police released body-cam footage of the events just after the crash. (Source: Tempe Police Department)
Police released new aftermath photos of the incident on Thursday night. (Source: Tempe Police Department) Police released new aftermath photos of the incident on Thursday night. (Source: Tempe Police Department)
Police said evidence indicates the safety driver, Rafaela Vasquez, was distracted prior to hitting and killing 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg while she walked her bike across Mill Avenue outside of a crosswalk. (Source: Tempe Police Department) Police said evidence indicates the safety driver, Rafaela Vasquez, was distracted prior to hitting and killing 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg while she walked her bike across Mill Avenue outside of a crosswalk. (Source: Tempe Police Department)
Uber has since shut down their self-driving program in the Valley. (Source: Tempe Police Department) Uber has since shut down their self-driving program in the Valley. (Source: Tempe Police Department)
TEMPE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

According to a police report released by the Tempe Police Department Thursday night, the deadly self-driving Uber crash back in March was "entirely avoidable."

Police said evidence indicates the safety driver, Rafaela Vasquez, was distracted prior to hitting and killing 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg while she walked her bike across Mill Avenue outside of a crosswalk.

[SPECIAL SECTION: Self-driving Uber hits, kills pedestrian in Tempe]

Thursday night, Tempe police released body-cam footage and 911 call audio of the deadly crash.

"Um, yes, um, I hit a bicyclist northbound Mill Avenue just south of Curry Road," says Vasquez in the 911 audio. "I'm in, um, an Uber vehicle, um, a Volvo."

In the body-cam footage, an officer is seen speaking with Vasquez as she attempts to explain what exactly occurred at the time of the collision.

Vasquez says that the car was in auto drive and that it did not see Herzberg nor did she. Vasquez continues to explain that Herzberg just all of a sudden shot out in front of the car.

[WATCH: Body-cam footage of events just after deadly self-driving Uber crash]

According to the 318-page report, Vasquez repeatedly looked down and appeared distracted, only looking up a half second prior to the collision. 

Police observed nine video segments from the Uber's dash-cam which showed Vasquez looking down 204 times "with nearly all of them having the same eye placement at the lower center console near the area of her right knee."

[LISTEN: 911 audio released from deadly self-driving Uber crash]

The police report said the vehicle was in motion for 21 minutes and 48 seconds and Vasquez' eyes were averted from the roadway for 6 minutes and 47.2 seconds.

[SLIDESHOW: Aftermath photos released of deadly self-driving Uber crash in Tempe]

What she was possibly looking at was later uncovered after police obtained records from Hulu.

According to a spreadsheet provided by Hulu, it showed Vasquez' account was playing "The Voice" just prior to the crash.

The police report said the viewing began at approximately 9:16 p.m. and the last viewing time shown was 9:59 p.m. which coincides with the approximate time of the collision.

[WATCH: Video of moments before fatal wreck]

Based on the investigation, police said Vasquez failed to "take control of the vehicle and avoid the crash" and showed "disregard for assigned job function to intervene in a hazardous situation."

The report stated Vasquez could face charges stemming from the crash. The case is in the hands of the Yavapai County Attorney's Office for review after the Maricopa County Attorney's Office referred the case because of a conflict.

Uber has since shut down their self-driving program in the Valley.

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