The man lost control of the wheel and crashed thirty meters further on, head-on into a tree. The blow was huge, the debris layers over tens of meters spread. The engine was out of the car ripped and came into the canal. The cart came ten feet further to stop. The driver was out of the car swayed and ended up in the canal. A driver in the distance, heard the bang and called the emergency services, but for the man could all assistance of no avail, he died on the spot.
The N449 in both directions closed to traffic. The public prosecutor of East-Flanders proposed a verkeersdeskundige to the circumstances surrounding the accident to investigate. According to the initial findings lost the driver due to excessive speed steering control.