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Four injured after trucks collide on State Route 109

Jared Felkins jfelkins@lebanondemocrat.com • Updated May 30, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Two trucks hit head on Thursday afternoon on State Route 109, sending four people to the hospital.

Tennessee Highway Patrol said Tony Clayborne, 51, of Manchester, was driving a 2007 Ford F-150 southbound when he failed to stop for traffic stopped ahead on State Route 109 near the intersection with N.W. Williams Road. Clayborne then swerved to the left to avoid the stopped traffic.

According to the trooper’s report, Clayborne’s truck then crossed the centerline and hit a 1999 Chevrolet 1500 driven by Joseph Deathridge, 56, of Gallatin, head on. Deathridge was headed north on State Route 109.

The report said after the collision, both trucks came to rest facing east along the right side of the highway.

Clayborne was taken by helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. A passenger, Pamela Clayborne, 50, of Manchester, was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center by ambulance. Deathridge, and a passenger, Owen Deathridge, 86, of Goodlettsville, were also taken to the hospital by ambulance.

Both drivers were cited for not wearing seat belts. Both passengers were wearing seat belts. 

The wreck shut down State Route 109 for about an hour and a half Thursday afternoon. 

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