(SALT LAKE CITY) – Some Salt Lake City residents were evacuated early Friday morning after a car crashed through a business and caused a gas leak.
Salt Lake City Police says, a man drove his car into the side of Glens Key Lock and Safe on State Street, causing some major damages just after midnight. Photo from the scene, shared by Salt Lake City Fire, show the vehicle through Glens, breaking the wall and causing the airbags to activate.
While the man was treated and released on scene, police say he struck the natural gas line in the building, prompting 53 people across 39 homes to be evacuated.
Dominion Power is on scene. According to officials, crews have to dig up the street in four spots in order to do the needed repairs.
State Street is closed from 1300 S to 900 S. It is currently unclear when those evacuated will be able to return home.
Police say the cause of the crash remains under investigation.