Humvee hits utility pole, tree outside Taylorsville restaurant

A Humvee rolled over near 4700 S. Redwood Road in Taylorsville on Monday, May 27, 2019. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Monico Garza/SLCScanner

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah, May 28, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Unified Police officials responded to a  Monday night rollover in which a vehicle hit a tree.

The car, a Humvee, hit the tree outside the Village Inn, at 4681 S. Redwood Road, Taylorsville.

UPD Detective Kevin Mallory told Gephardt Daily it was a single-car crash.

“Apparently, the driver was distracted by a pet in the car,” Mallory said. “When he looked over, he realized he was heading into oncoming traffic.”

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The driver was not seriously injured, and was out of the Humvee and walking around at the scene, Mallory said.

The pet, a dog, also got out of the car, and fled the area before it could be caught, Mallory said, adding he had no update on whether the man’s dog had been found.

 

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