09/18/2012 06:27 EDT | Updated 11/18/2012 05:12 EST

Tyler James Stevens Of Red Deer Pleads Guilty In Crash That Killed Foreign Workers From Philippines


RED DEER, Alta. - An Alberta man has pleaded guilty to five of 20 charges he faces in a head-on collision that killed four temporary foreign workers and injured another.

Tyler James Stevens of Cochrane has admitted to criminal negligence causing death and to criminal negligence causing bodily harm.

His sentencing hearing is set for Jan. 4. in Red Deer provincial court.

The remaining charges, which include impaired driving causing death, are to be spoken to that day.

Stevens was charged in March after a crash near Innisfail, just south of Red Deer, in which an SUV travelling north in the southbound lanes of the Queen Elizabeth II Highway hit another SUV.

The workers were all from the Philippines and had come to Alberta to work for an Edmonton hotel.