A 20-year-old West Valley man has been charged with three counts of vehicular homicide in connection with a fatal crash Aug. 31.
Kolby D. Funkhouser was also charged with vehicular assault and reckless driving last week in Yakima County Superior Court. He is expected to be arraigned Sept. 21.
Funkhouser is accused of running a red light South 48th Avenue and West Nob Hill Boulevard around 10:20 p.m. Aug. 31, striking a Mitsubishi Galant in the intersection. Yakima police officers said Funkhouser was speeding.
Two passengers in the Galant — Steve Bueno, 19, and Kiona Whitefoot, 20 — were killed in the crash, along with Mason Euteneler, 23, who was a passenger in Funkhouser’s Ford Escort.
The Galant’s driver, Kisha Whitefoot, 23, of Wapato, was treated and released from Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital while her 5-year-old daughter was taken to Harborview Medical Center, according to police.
Police said they could smell alcohol when they walked up to Funkhouser’s vehicle and found beer cans inside, including one embedded in the driver’s side airbag, court documents said.
Officers said Funkhouser showed no concern when he was told that three people had been killed in the crash, court documents said.
Funkhouser is being held in the Yakima County jail in lieu of $250,000 bond.