In the evening, the newspaper reported that the Peugeot car ended the night of Friday Saturday in the Leie canal on Huidevetterskaai. The car with the French license plate passed through the barriers and ended up in the water.
“We have an idea of who the four locals are probably“A police spokesman from Ghent said in a statement to the media. However, the four were not yet officially identified at the time of the statement (at 7 pm).
Police admitted that the license plate did not reveal the identity of the four-member crew, but a more detailed investigation convinced them of a 33-year-old Slovak who has a registered residence in Ghent.
The woman they found in the car is probably his 35-year-old girlfriend. He is also of Slovak origin, but does not have a registered stay in Belgium.
An inspection of the bodies before the autopsy showed that two other men in the car – aged 23 and 26 – had identity cards in their pockets and were also of Slovak origin.
The Ghent police confirmed that they had contacted the Slovak authorities and are still investigating why the crew of the crashed car was driving around Ghent with a car with a French license plate.