An unrestrained Opelousas driver died Friday night when he lost control of his Ford Explorer and hit several objects before he was thrown from his SUV.

Nicholas Lafleur, 28, was heading north on La. 105 south of Krotz Springs in St. Landry Parish when he lost control of his 2000 Explorer, State Police Master Trooper Brooks David said in a news release.

The SUV veered off the road and into a ditch before hitting a hurricane fence and metal post, ejecting Lafleur.

He died at the scene.

Alcohol is suspected as a factor, the release says. Toxicology samples were taken for analysis.