ROYALTON, Ohio -- A truck driver has been transported by helicopter after a crash on the Ohio Turnpike involving two commercial trucks. The accident took place Tuesday afternoon in the eastbound lanes at mile marker 167.2, in North Royalton. NewsChannel5 reported that the cab of a freight truck rear-ended another tractor-trailer. The impact was so powerful that the front wheels of the freight truck are up against the rear wheels of the front truck, the cab crumpled between the two. The freight truck's driver was extricated from the cab and taken by helicopter to an area hospital. His injuries appear to be severe, but there is no official word on his condition. c Traffic was backed up for about 4 miles to just east of Interstate 71 after the accident while crews cleared the scene. The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the accident and what led up to it. Copyright 2006 by NewsNet5. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. I'm sorry don't know how to put the link to the story in .