A crash on Highway 109 Monday afternoon sent one driver to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with critical injuries.
According to Lebanon polic, just before 1 p.m., officers responded to the crash near the intersection of Hickory Ridge Road. When officers arrived, they found two vehicles were involved, and one driver trapped inside his vehicle.
Emergency workers freed Leslie S. Dismang, of Gallatin, from his 2005 Ford F-150. Paramedic took Dismang to Vanderbilt University Medical Center by LifeFlight with critical injuries, according to police Chief Scott Bowen.
Bowen said Dismang was traveling southbound on Highway 109 when he ran into the rear of a 2012 Freightliner, driven by Damond J. Matney, of Nolensville. Matney was traveling southbound on Highway 109 and was slowing for a red light at the Hickory Ridge Road intersection, when his truck was struck by Dismang’s vehicle, Bowen said. Matney and a passenger in the tractor-trailer were not injured.
Dismang was towing a boat with his F-150, and Bowen said the boat was ejected from its trailer and landed in traffic on the highway.
North and southbound lanes of Highway 109 were closed for about two hours while the scene was cleared.
"It is very fortunate that the driver of the F-150 survived," said Bowen. "His vehicle ran underneath the bumper of the box truck. He's very lucky at this point to be alive."
Bowen said Dismang was charged with driving on a revoked license.
"My understanding is it was revoked due to a previous DUI," he said.
The Lebanon Public Safety Division, Wilson County Sheriff’s Department and the Tennessee Highway Patrol assisted with traffic direction. The crash is under investigation, and other charges may be forthcoming.