Police in Sweden are examining the hire car which crashed into a canal, killing all four members of the band Viola Beach and their manager.
Tragedy struck on Saturday when Kris Leonard, 19, River Reeves, 19, Thomas Lowe, 27, Jack Dackin, 24, along with their 32-year-old manager Craig Tarry, died when their car fell 80ft from a bridge near Stockholm, at around 2.30am.
Their hire car fell through a gap which had opened to let a boat pass through, police have reported.
The Warrington band, who had performed at a music festival, were heading for the airport ahead of a planned gig in Guilford on Saturday. The festival was their first gig outside the UK.
Officers are now examining the car to try to find the cause of the crash.
Police were called to the incident at about 2.30am and said the Nissan Qashqai had gone through a barrier of a bridge which had opened to let a boat pass underneath.
The barrier, 50 metres before the opening, had flashing lights and warning signs, the officer handling the case said.
Inspector Martin Bergholm said: “For some reason, the car drove through the barriers and crashed down into the canal.”
“The witnesses just saw a car beside them and kind of disappear.”
Police spokeswoman Carena Skagerlend added: “We don’t know anything about what caused the accident yet and we don’t want to speculate until we know.”
A 'heartbroken' statement from the family of guitarist Rover Reeves said their son 'will live forever in their hearts' and they hope Viola Beach’s music will live on.
Members of the Chester music scene paid tribute to the band in the wake of Saturday's tragedy.