Man awaits bail after deadly crash

A Cochrane man accused of killing four people and seriously injuring a fifth person in a collision on Hwy 2 near Innisfail on March 4 will find out whether or not he gets released on bail on March 28.

A Cochrane man accused of killing four people and seriously injuring a fifth person in a collision on Hwy 2 near Innisfail on March 4 will find out whether or not he gets released on bail on March 28.

Tyler James Stevens, 29, is charged with four counts each of impaired driving causing death and criminal negligence in the operation of a vehicle causing death, one each of impaired driving causing injury and criminal negligence in the operation of a vehicle causing injury and four counts of failing to provide a breath sample following a collision resulting in death.

Judge W.A. Andreasson heard bail arguments from defence lawyer Ian Savage, of Calgary, and chief Crown prosecutor Anders Quist in Red Deer provincial court on Wednesday.

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 being treated.

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