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SR 57 in Pike county is reopened following wreck

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Pike County Sheriff's Department investigated a wreck that happened around 6 a.m. Monday morning, near the Gibson County line. 

Deputies say 33-year-old Patrick Monaghan II of Washington, Indiana was driving southbound on State Road 57 when he either fell asleep or passed out at the wheel, causing him to cross the center line and sideswipe a tractor trailer that was being driven by 37-year-old Paul Tannahill of Cisne, Illinois.

Officials say that Monaghan's car continued left of the center line and hit a vehicle being driven by 26-year-old Derek Eskew of Washington, Indiana, almost head on causing the vehicle to overturn onto its top. 

A fourth vehicle was also involved in the accident. 54-year-old Scott Wheeler was driving northbound behind the tractor trailer and ran over debris in the road.

Deputies say Wheeler and Tannahill were not injured, but Monaghan had to be cut from his vehicle and transported to the hospital, where he was treated and released. Eskew was also taken to the hospital, treated, and then released.

Monaghan was cited for being left of center.

Deputies say traffic was stopped for about an hour and a half while officials worked at the scene. The site has been cleared and reopened.

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