The driver -- for an unknown reason -- drove off the second story of a parking garage, the top level of the structure.
Salt Lake City Police told FOX13 the burgundy Ford Econoline 150 was driven through a chain-link fence on the top level of the parking garage before plummetting about 25 feet to the ground below.
The vehicle then became pinned between the building and a separate parking structure next door.
Fire officials said they had to send in a heavy rescue crew to get the 50-year-old driver out due to the vehicle's position and "stability" concerns.
The man was able to be extricated within five minutes and only sustained minor injuries, according to fire officials. He was later taken to an area hospital.
"When you fall from that distance inside a vehicle it’s very unusual to not sustain any major damage or any injuries," Salt Lake Fire Captain Adam Archuleta told FOX13. "So again, very fortunate up to this point to determine there are very minor injuries."
The man was later taken to an area hospital.
Officials were able to retrieve the wreckage of the van just before 4 p.m. after using a large tow truck, according to FOX13.
Officials said they are still investigating what caused the driver to go over the ledge and off the deck. The 50-year-old man is undergoing a physical and mental evaluation, in addition to questioning by police, as part of the investigation.