Grande Prairie man convicted in deaths of four teens granted full parole

Watch above: The driver who killed four Grande Prairie teens will soon be out of jail. Brenden Holubowich has been granted full parole and will serve the remaining two years of his sentence in the community.

EDMONTON- The man convicted in a crash that killed four Grande Prairie teens and seriously injured another has been granted full parole.

Brenden Holubowich appeared in front of an Edmonton parole board Wednesday, where the decision was made.

His full parole will begin on June 15 — the end of his present day parole, which he was granted in October.

He had requested full parole then, but it was denied.

Holubowich’s parole conditions are to abstain from alcohol and to continue to engage in counselling, both of which were conditions for his day parole.

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In February 2013, Holubowich pleaded guilty to four counts of dangerous driving causing death and one count of dangerous driving causing bodily harm stemming from the October 22, 2011 crash. He was sentenced to three years in jail.

His pickup truck collided with a car carrying five members of the Warriors football team from Grande Prairie Composite High School in October 2011.

A fifth player was pulled from the wreckage and survived.

Court heard Holubowich had been drinking and was driving as fast as 151 km/h on the way home to the nearby town of Wembley. The football players had just left a party outside Grande Prairie and pulled off the highway to make a U-turn. Their car was struck as it straddled the centre line.

Walter Borden-Wilkins and Tanner Hildebrand, both 15, and Matthew Deller and Vince Stover, both 16, were killed.

Zach Judd, who was 15 at the time, suffered a severe brain injury and had to learn to walk and talk again.

With files from Caley Ramsay, Global News and The Canadian Press