Car Crashes by Overdosing Drivers on the Rise

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An SUV crashed in North Carolina after all four occupants overdosed on heroin. The same day, a Williamsport, Pa., man grabbed the steering wheel after his grandson lost consciousness while driving. Police in the city of 30,000 responded to 11 other overdose reports that day, including a woman who crashed her car just before a highway entrance. Car crashes caused by overdosing drivers are becoming so commonplace, authorities say, that some rescue crews immediately administer the antidote, naloxone, to . . .

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