OKLAHOMA CITY - Traffic is being diverted off northbound Kilpatrick Turnpike near Northwest Expressway in northwest Oklahoma City following a collision between a pickup truck and tractor-trailer.

The crash happened before 7 a.m. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the pickup was headed southbound when the driver lost control and swerved into oncoming traffic.

The truck crashed into the semi's trailer. The driver of the pickup had to be extricated from the vehicle. The driver was rushed to the hospital in unknown condition. The semi driver was not seriously hurt.

The accident has slowed northbound lanes of the turnpike. Drivers being diverted onto the shoulder of the road. OHP is urging commuters to take alternate routes.