TAYLORSVILLE, Utah (ABC4 Utah) A motor home crashed into the front of a Utah government building in Taylorsville Wednesday afternoon.
The RV crashed into a Calvin L. Rampton Complex building at 2700 West 4500 South. The building houses the headquarters for the Utah Department of Public Safety and the Utah Department of Transportation.
Police say the driver of the RV had a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Authorities say the man was still alive when he was taken to the hospital. Utah Highway Patrol Colonel Danny Fuhr says it appears the man was upset because the Department of Motor Vehicles had revoked his license because of a DUI.
According to Fuhr, the man had exchanged emails with some employees at the Rampton Complex however the contents of those emails were given to investigators and it is not known exactly what was said at this time.
Around 1:45 this afternoon, the man drove his motor home onto the sidewalk path and straight into the Calvin Rampton building.
Fortunately, no one was injured in the event and the building was evacuated and all employees were sent home.
Unified Police along with Unified Fire took charge of the investigation and began searching the motor home for explosives however, none were found.
Keith Squires, Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, shared a photo on Twitter and said he was “relieved and grateful no employees were injured” during the crash.
Northbound 2700 W was closed from 4700 S. to 4100 S but they have since re-opened and traffic is flowing freely at this time.
ABC4 Utah is on scene working to gather more details. We’ll have more information as it becomes available.