Consort RCMP responded to the theft of mail from a post office in Veteran this morning at approximately 5:37 a.m.
A suspect SUV was identified and several RCMP Detachments including Vegreville, Viking and Killam attempted to contain the vehicle.
As RCMP were coordinating containment, the vehicle was located at approximately 8:30 a.m., heavily damaged and was believed to have driven off an embankment north of Chipman, Alta.
The two adult male occupants suffered serious life-threatening injuries. One was transported via STARS and the other via EMS to an Edmonton hospital.
The Director of Law Enforcement has been notified and the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) has been directed to investigate the circumstances surrounding the collision and actions of police.
The RCMP will continue to investigate the events leading up to the collision.