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Three children are dead and three others are injured after a semi truck and an SUV collided near Highway 36 and Highway 570 northeast of Calgary on Wednesday evening.

A baby girl, a 16-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy were killed on the scene, which happened near Hanna around 5:45 p.m., said Calgary EMS.

A 32-year-old woman in the SUV was transported to Foothills Medical Centre by STARS air ambulance and is in stable, non-life-threatening condition. 

A 44-year-old man in the same SUV was transported by ambulance to Brooks hospital and is in stable condition.

A 54-year-old male, believed to be the only person in the truck, was transported to Hanna General Hospital with minor injuries.

RCMP Cpl. Laurel Scott says the RCMP are investigating and a collision analyst has been sent to the crash scene.

Early investigation suggests the SUV was travelling westbound on Highway 570 when it collided with a semi travelling southbound on Highway 36.