MOUNT VERNON, Wash. -
- Alfredo Navarro charged with vehicular homicide & assault
- Prosecutors say Navarro was drunk, high, speeding and tried to pass cars
- Three people killed, one injured in crash
Police said not only was a 19-year-old driver high and drunk the day he crashed in Skagit County and killed three people, but he was also speeding and trying to pass cars on a two-lane road.
Alfredo Navarro is charged with killing three people in a head-on crash last month near Sedro-Woolley.
The passengers in his car, Nicole Washington and Megan Brown, were killed when Navarro hit and killed 65-year-old Fred Brand, prosecutors said.
Quinnton Baxter, who was also a passenger in Navarro's car, survived the crash. He still has questions for Navarro.
"Why did you swerve, what was the reason you swerved?" asked Baxter.
Navarro made his first court appearance Monday morning in Skagit County.
Charging documents obtained by KIRO 7 said Navarro smelled of alcohol, denied driving the car and called first responders vulgar names.
A brief manhunt ensued for Navarro after he was discharged from the hospital and detectives lost track of him. The Skagit County Sheriff’s Office said investigators thought he'd remain in the hospital longer.
He was found a week later at Harborview when he returned for medical care.
Brown's mother was glad to hear he had been arrested soon after.
Navarro is charged with three counts of vehicular homicide and one count of vehicular assault.