Cochrane man reserves plea on 14 charges

A Cochrane man accused of causing a collision that killed four people and seriously injured a fifth person on Hwy 2 near Innisfail made a brief court appearance on Friday.

A Cochrane man accused of causing a collision that killed four people and seriously injured a fifth person on Hwy 2 near Innisfail made a brief court appearance on Friday.

Tyler James Stevens, 29, limped into the prisoner’s dock at Red Deer provincial court with a pained expression on his face.

He faces 14 criminal charges in relation to the March 4 collision in the southbound lanes of Hwy 2, near Cottonwood Road.

Police allege Stevens was the sole occupant of an SUV that was heading north in the southbound lanes at about 11:15 p.m. when it collided with a southbound SUV carrying five temporary foreign workers employed by an Edmonton hotel.

The four dead are two men, Anthony Subong Castillon and Joey Flores Mangonon, both 35, and two women, Eden Dalu Biazon, 39 and Josefina Flores Velarde, 52.

A fifth passenger, Josephine Gaila Tamondong, 28, was transported to Edmonton’s University of Alberta Hospital and is still being treated.

Stevens was also treated for injuries at Red Deer Regional Hospital before being taken into custody.

He faces charges of impaired driving causing death and bodily harm, failing to provide a breath sample, and criminal negligence causing death and injury.

His lawyer, Will Willms, asked Judge John Holmes to reserve his client’s election and plea until next week. Stevens was ordered to appear in court on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.

Just Posted

Hospitalizations jump in Red Deer due to opioid poisonings

Small city hospitals impacted more by opioid crisis

Central Alberta councils learn more about Bighorn Country proposal

A collection of central Alberta politicians are learning more about the province’s… Continue reading

High-speed chase led to fatal collision, jury hears

A Delburne man accused of manslaughter caused a fatal rollover collision during… Continue reading

‘Part of the solution:’ Alberta seeks proposals to build new refinery

EDMONTON — Alberta is looking for someone to build a new oil… Continue reading

Online ads spoil Christmas surprises, raising privacy concerns: experts

Lisa Clyburn knew she had found the perfect gift for her nine-year-old… Continue reading

Sebastian Giovinco, Jonathan Osorio and Adriana Leon up for top CONCACAF awards

Toronto FC’s Sebastian Giovinco and Jonathan Osorio are up for CONCACAF male… Continue reading

Huitema, Cornelius named 2018 Canadian Youth International Players of the Year

TORONTO — Canada Soccer has named striker Jordyn Huitema and defender Derek… Continue reading

Review: Too much Spider-Man? Not in the Spider-Verse

You might be forgiven for feeling superhero overload this holiday season. Had… Continue reading

‘Modern Family’s’ Sarah Hyland had second kidney transplant

LOS ANGELES — “Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland says she had a… Continue reading

Orlando SC acquires Canadian Tesho Akindele in trade with FC Dallas for cash

ORLANDO, Fla. — Canadian forward Tesho Akindele was traded to Orlando City… Continue reading

Koskinen notches third shutout, McDavid gets winner as Oilers blank Flames 1-0

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers appear to have shored up their defence… Continue reading

Most Read