At approximately 6:50 a.m., officials were dispatched to an accident, which took place near the Vigo-Clay county line on United States 40.
According to information provided by the Vigo County Sheriff's Department, an initial accident involved a white mini-van and a Dodge passenger vehicle.
The driver of the van, Spencer Ooley-Vira, was traveling west on U.S. 40 when he fell asleep and crossed the centerline.
His vehicle sideswiped a vehicle driven by Julia Harrington, who was traveling east on U.S. 40.
According to officials with the Vigo County Sheriff's Department, after the first accident had taken place, several other vehicles had stopped to "check the welfare" of the individuals involved in the first accident.
Christy Clark, driving east in a red Chevrolet passenger vehicle, then rear-ended a black Ford passenger vehicle driven by Todd Lacomba.
Lacomba's vehicle was then pushed into a stopped white Pontiac passenger (also heading east), driven by Brooke Kennedy.
Johnathon Streacker was traveling east and drove into the rear of Clark's vehicle, pushing her vehicle into the westbound lane and striking a black Mitsubishi, driven by Mindy Russell.
Kennedy, Russell and Harrington were all transported to Union Hospital. Officials reported all suffered minor injuries.
Ooley-Vira was transported to the Vigo County Jail after testing above the legal limit for alcohol and testing positive for marijuana. He was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol and marijuana.
Officials with the Clay County Sheriff's Department and Posey Township Volunteer Fire Department were also on the scene helping divert traffic from the area.
Vigo County officials diverted eastbound U.S. 40 traffic to Tabertown Road while westbound traffic was diverted to County Road 700 West (in Clay County) or Miami Gardens Road.
Traffic was flowing on the road freely by 8:20 a.m.
Additional responding agencies included Indiana State Police, Terre Haute Fire Department, Riley Fire Department, Nevins Fire Department, Seelyville Fire Department and TransCare.