Finland’s Ilta-Sanomat newspaper, one of the biggest in the country, is reporting that the police investigation into the accident that resulted in the death of a friend of former F1 driver JJ Lehto has concluded that Lehto was at the controls of the boat when it hit a bridge last summer, while travelling at high speed in a narrow canal.
The police are making no comment about the reports, saying that the investigation will be completed in the spring after which the official report into the accident will be sent to the prosecution service, which will decide whether to charge Lehto. He has told the police that he cannot remember whether he was driving the boat when the accident occurred. The driver’s side of the boat was relatively undamaged in the crash, but the passenger’s side was destroyed.
There has been speculation that Lehto could be facing manslaughter charges.