Roadside Revival

ELLICOTT – A 30-year-old man whose vehicle veered off Route 60 and into a ditch Tuesday evening was reportedly using heroin while driving.

According to the New York State Police, Zachary Ellis was traveling northbound on Route 60 when he crashed into a ditch near the area of Tompkins Road.

Ellis, who was found unconscious, was given naloxone – an “opioid antagonist” that counters the effects of an overdose – by state police who responded to the scene shortly before 7 p.m.

The naloxone was able to revive Ellis, police said.

Ellicott Police and Fluvanna emergency officials also responded to the scene, the latter of which transported Ellis to WCA Hospital.