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Businesses temporarily evacuated after truck strikes gas line

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Posted at 3:42 PM, Aug 30, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-30 17:45:33-04

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah – Several businesses were temporarily evacuated as a precaution Saturday after a truck crashed over a curb and slammed into a gas line at a business.

Sgt. Ryan Shosted of the Cottonwood Heights Police Department said the driver of a Chevrolet Avalanche suffered some kind of medical issue and lost control of the vehicle before crashing near 7250 Highland Drive.

The truck struck a gas line, which prompted the evacuation of nearby businesses as a precaution. Police tweeted photos of the accident around 12:30 p.m. People have now been let back into those businesses.

The driver is expected to be OK. There were no other injuries reported in connection with the crash.