That is what an uncle of one of the three victims told the Groningen regional broadcaster RTV Noord. The three had come to his home to celebrate his birthday.
Around 1.30 am the car containing the three drove on the Modderland in Finsterwolde. The car collided with a tree just outside the built-up area and caught fire. Photos show that the road makes a slight bend at the scene of the accident.
All four occupants came from the municipality of Oldambt, which also includes Finsterwolde. The men were 29, 33 and 41 years old. The woman is 32 years old.