CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- A man died after he crashed his motorcycle in Charlotte County Saturday night.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers say 59-year-old Edward Van Winkle of Ocoee, Florida was riding his motorcycle on SR 776, east of County Road 771 around 8 p.m. when the crash happened.
They say his bike hit a concrete curb, went up on a grassy shoulder, came back down and did it again. They say he then lost control and crossed the sidewalk, going down an embankment. He landed in a ditch was was ejected from the bike.
Troopers say Van Winkle was not wearing a helmet and later died of his injuries at Lee Memorial Hospital.