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Tift County - Three Tift County sheriff's cars crashed while working a wreck on I-75 this morning.

The driver of a Cadillac apparently fell asleep at the wheel and side-swiped a tractor trailer around 6:40 am.

As deputies headed to the crash site at Exit 59, they ran up on it sooner than they expected.

The first deputy, 38-year old Keith Newell avoided hitting the wreckage.

But the second arriving deputy, 25-year old Chris Fletcher, slammed into the rear of the wrecked Cadillac, then careened into Deputy Newell's car.

Then, a third deputy, 33-year old Brian Sumner, slammed into the second deputy's car.

Deputies Fletcher and Sumner were taken to a hospital for observation.

The couple in the Cadillac, 52 Donald Moore and 47-year old Lisa Moore were also taken to a hospital for treatment.

Donald Moore was still inside the Cadillac when Deputy Chris Fletcher slammed into it.

Mrs. Moore was outside the car and was injured.

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the wreck.