He came off the road to the right and fell into the water by the bridge. The car sank in the Mur and with it the occupants. According to the professional fire brigade Graz the accident happened at around 2.45 a.m. at the Puntigamer bridge. The helpers deployed divers and river rescuers, but the rescue measures were very difficult due to the current and the location of the vehicle, it said in a broadcast. A crane had to be fetched to lift the car out of the water. Two men were then found dead in the car. The emergency services later discovered a third body.
At 4:26 a.m., the Graz professional fire brigade was alerted. In addition, divers and river rescuers were on duty. However, due to the currents and the position of the vehicle, it was difficult to use. The vehicle could only be lifted out of the water with the help of a crane. In any case, any help came too late for the inmates.