A Boardman man charged in connection with a multi-vehicle crash that sent six people to the hospital was given an overdose reversal drug after the accident, according to Austintown police.

Police charged 54-year-old William Deavers with operating a vehicle under the influence and failure to maintain control of his vehicle.

According to a police report, Deavers drove his SUV left of center on Kirk Road Wednesday morning, striking an oncoming SUV, before swerving into a front yard, then veering back onto the road, striking another SUV and a passenger van.

Six people, including Deavers, were taken to Mercy Health Hospital for treatment injuries.

Deavers was the only person described as having serious injuries.

Before Deavers went to the hospital, police say he wasn't able to maintain consciousness until EMT's administered a dose of the opioid overdose reversal drug Narcan.

Mahoning County jail officials tell 21 News that Deavers had just been released from jail five days before the crash.

In May of last year, state troopers cited Deavers for OVI and failure to maintain an assured clear distance. The OVI charge was plea-bargained down to a failure to maintain physical control of his vehicle. The assured clear distance charge was dismissed. Deavers was fined $375 and given a six-month jail sentence, with all but three days of the sentence suspended.