The dead man crashed his car into a tree and was jettisoned out of his vehicle by the force of the impact. His passenger, a 26-year-old man from Dendermonde sustained life-threatening injuries in the crash and was taken to hospital. No other vehicles were involved in the accident.
The impact of the crash saw debris from the car spread across the Provinciale Baan and an adjacent field. The road was closed in both directions for a time while an accident investigator did their work and the crash debris was cleared.
The driver of the car was thrown out of his vehicle by the impact of the crash and died at the scene. His passenger was revived by paramedics before being taken to hospital with serious injuries. His condition is reported to be life-threatening.