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One dead, child seriously injured after highway crash near Raymond

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RCMP are investigating a fatal collision Friday night (Oct. 23) on Highway 52 just outside of Raymond.

Emergency crews were called out just before 6:00 pm Friday following reports of a crash between two vehicles. Police say a car travelling eastbound lost control in heavy snow and icy roads and collided with a van heading in the opposite direction.

The 60 year old man driving the car was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene.

The occupants of the van, including a 67 year old man, 35 year old woman, 31 year old woman, and 6 year old boy were all transported to Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge, treated and released.

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Mounties say a 9 year old girl in that same van suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital in Calgary. At this time, the child is listed in stable, but serious condition.

Police stated on scene for several hours while they investigated the crash.

No names have been released.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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