The scene of the accident is located near to an interchange with the E34 Antwerp to Knokke (West Flanders) trunk road.
The impact of the crash must have been particularly hard as the car was completely under the trailer. The emergency services attended the scene, but was too late to save the drive. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The exact circumstances surrounding the accident are as yet unknown. The East Flemish Judicial Authorities have opened an investigation.