Suspect in Sedro Woolley triple fatal crash arrested


by KING 5 News

Posted on June 14, 2014 at 6:03 PM

SEATTLE -- The man suspected in the deaths of three people has been arrested.

Troopers say 19-year-old Alfredo Navarro III caused a head-on collison on Highway 20 in Sedro Woolley last month.

The State Patrol says Navarro was believed to be intoxicated and speeding at the time of the crash.  Toxicology results are pending.

Navarro had significant injuries and he was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The only surviving passenger was Quinnton Baxter, 22. He is still recovering at Harborview.

According to the State Patrol, it was believed that Navarro would require extensive treatment and therapy to recover from a fractured femur and pelvis, along with a neck fracture and fractured right arm.

Navarro disappeared last week after being released from the hospital.

"I felt like he was coward," said Baxter. "Why run, why not man up and take care of business?"

On Friday at about 11 p.m., police got a tip that Navarro was at Harborview Medical Center.  
Seattle Police responded to Harborview and confirmed Navarro’s identity and arrested him. 

"For the family’s sake, we’re glad there is closure for them and that he’s now in custody and not running around out there, so hopefully they can sleep a little better tonight knowing that he is in custody," said WSP Trooper Keith Leary.

Navarro was booked into the Skagit County Jail on three counts of vehicular homicide and one count of vehicular assault under the influence.

Others could face charges if it is determined someone was helping Navarro hide from authorities.