Driver unresponsive after I-55 crash, police use Narcan to save - KMOV.com

Driver unresponsive after I-55 crash, police use Narcan to save life

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SOUTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOV.com) -

When responding officers looked into a crashed car on March 16, they found a driver whose skin was turning blue, eyes shut, and sweating profusely. The initial appearance of the vehicle told them the accident was not at fault for the driver's state. 

The accident occurred around noon on Interstate Highway 55, heading south near the Union Road exit. A driver collided with a guardrail and blocked the exit ramp onto Union Road. 

Unable to find a pulse on the driver, a 42 year-old man, officers pulled him from the vehicle and performed CPR. Then, they realized the driver's symptoms were consistent with an opiate overdose. Police administered 1 mg of Naloxone, or Narcan, into the driver's nostrils. 

Shortly after, the driver's pulse rose and he was transported to a nearby hospital. The driver is expected to make a full recovery, police said. 

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