Three people are dead and a young child has been airlifted to hospital after a highway crash south of Beiseker.
RCMP were called just after 10:00 a.m.(on Friday April 20) to Highway 9 at Range Road 264 between Irricana and Kathryn.
Details are still sketchy, but RCMP say two vehicles collided. The child, who was riding in one of them, was taken to hospital in Calgary by the STARS helicopter.
A man and a women in their 20s were travelling with a 5 year old girl in one vehicle, in the ohter vehicle, a 69 year old women.
Traffic is being diverted on Highway 9 between Kathryn and Irricana. Motorists are requested to avoid the area and seek alternate routes. The area is likely to be diverted for several hours.