Deputies investigate overdose after driver fails to respond to four doses of naloxone

A man who is believed to have overdosed while in a car at a Taylorsville gas station received four doses of opiate-antidote naloxone before being transported to Columbus Regional Hospital.

Bartholomew County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a possible overdose at a gas station in Taylorsville in the 11000 block of North U.S. 31 at 5 p.m. Tuesday, deputies said.

The male was in the driver’s seat and keys were in the car ignition, deputies said. The multiple doses of the antidote had little effect and the man’s condition today is unknown, deputies said.

Witnesses told deputies the car had been at the gas station for about 45 minutes, and although the male was alone when deputies arrived, they said a female had been seen in the vehicle before police were called.

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Julie McClure is assistant managing editor of The Republic. She can be reached at or (812) 379-5631.