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Man dead, child seriously injured after crash near Raymond, Alta.

One man is dead and a child seriously injured after a crash near Raymond, Alta., on Friday.

Police are asking people to avoid driving in poor weather conditions

One person is dead after a crash near Raymond, Alta., on Friday evening. (David Bell/CBC)

One man is dead and a child seriously injured after a crash near Raymond, Alta., on Friday.

RCMP, along with the fire department and EMS responded to the two-vehicle crash, on Highway 52 approximately one-kilometre west of Raymond, around 6 p.m.

Police said a car travelling eastbound lost control and hit a van heading westbound.

The 60-year-old male driver of the car was thrown from the vehicle. He died at the scene.

The 67-year-old male driver of the van, as well as a 35-year-old woman, 31-year-old woman and a six-year-old boy were taken to a Lethbridge hospital where they were treated and released.

A nine-year-old girl was seriously injured. She remains in hospital in Calgary. 

There was heavy snowfall at the time of the crash. RCMP said a collision analyst remained on scene investigating until 11 p.m. Friday. 

Police are asking people to avoid travel during poor weather conditions. 

The town of Raymond is located about 30 kilometres southeast of Lethbridge. 

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