Published: Jun 21, 2014 9:55 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- Florida Highway Patrol troopers are investigating a Friday night crash that left a bicyclist dead.

It happened just before 10 p.m. at Elkham Boulevard and McGuire Avenue in Port Charlotte.

Troopers say a driver lost control of his car, hit a ditch and overturned, then went up onto the sidewalk and hit 39-year old Howard Tomlin on his bike.                      

Tomlin was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Troopers say he was not wearing a helmet.