Edmonton police are searching for a man in his 20s, who is believed to have been involved in a late night crash that left two people in hospital with serious injuries.

Police said they first received a call from the occupants of a Dodge Neon that was driving in the area of 142 Avenue and 127 Street at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Investigators said the call was about a black Dodge Ram truck, which was being driven by an acquaintance, and was allegedly chasing them.

A crash happened not long after between the car and the truck, which caused the car to collide with a light standard at 137 Avenue and 119 Street.

The truck then fled the scene.

The 20-year-old male and the 17-year-old female inside the car were treated on the scene and taken to hospital.

“One gentleman has pretty significant lower body injuries and his partner has pretty significant lower body injuries,” Acting Staff Sergeant Greg Kitura told CTV News on the scene.

Later Thursday, police said the young woman has been listed in stable condition with undetermined injuries, and the man is in critical, but stable, condition.

Police have identified their suspect, and are asking for help in finding Corey David Chalmers, 21.

Chalmers is described as:

  • 175 cm (5’9”) tall
  • 77 kg (170 lbs.)
  • Brown eyes
  • Blonde/brown hair

He’s believed to be driving a black Dodge Ram truck, which may have minimal damage.

Police are actively searching for Chalmers – and have asked for him to come forward

Anyone with information on the collision, the truck, or the driver’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Edmonton Police Service non-emergency line at 780-423-4567 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).