A 26-year-old man swerved across several lanes of traffic before he crashed and died on a downtown Minneapolis freeway late Monday.

Shivnarine Samogan, of Minneapolis, was headed north on Interstate 94 about 11:30 p.m. when he lost control of his vehicle as he approached Olson Highway. His vehicle left the road and struck a light pole, the State Patrol said.

Samogan was not wearing a seat belt. Alcohol was believed to have been a factor in the crash, the State Patrol said.