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Rescue workers respond to two crashes within an hour related to overdoses

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Rescue workers responded to two Route 2 crashes within an hour believed to be related to drug overdoses on Thursday.

According to a statement from Vermilion police, rescue workers were called to a crash involving a 2016 Ford F-150 pickup at State Route 2 and Baumhart Road at 5:49 p.m. Thursday, apparently caused by the driver overdosing. The driver, identified by the Ohio State Highway Patrol as Joshua Sisson, 40, of Akron, was administered naloxone and appeared to recover. Sisson was taken to an area hospital. According to the highway patrol, he’ll face charges of operating a vehicle impaired, possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to control a motor vehicle, failure to reinstate driver’s license and refusal of a chemical test.

At 6:37 p.m., rescue workers were called to another crash on Route 2, this one near the Sunnyside Road exit. They found a woman unresponsive, also in a 2016 Ford F-150 pickup truck, and she was also revived with naloxone. The woman, identified as Robin Malott, 56, of Wakeman, was taken to Mercy Medical Center in Lorain and was later charged with operating a vehicle impaired, driving under suspension and failure to control. Additional charges are pending, police said.

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