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This large truck overturned during the crash. (Norma Jean MacPhee/CBC)

Emergency crews were on the scene of a serious crash on Highway 125 in Sydney River where a small car crashed into a dump truck, leaving the truck on its side.

The collision occurred around 8:25 a.m. at Exit 6, the road to Sydney River.

Both drivers were sent to Cape Breton Regional Hospital with serious injuries, but police confirmed one of the drivers died of their injuries.

The car was removed from the scene but emergency workers spent a little more time trying to get the truck back onto all four wheels to take it away.