- Associated Press - Saturday, October 25, 2014

OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - State police say a man from Opelousas has died in a traffic accident south of Krotz Springs in St. Landry Parish.

The accident was reported shortly after 8 p.m. Friday. Troopers say 28-year-old Nicholas Lafleur was driving a Ford Explorer north on Louisiana Highway 105. He lost control of the SUV, which ran off the left side of the highway and struck a fence and metal post.

Lafleur, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead on the scene.

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