Published: Jul 03, 2014 8:32 AM EDT
Updated: Jul 06, 2014 7:57 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. - FHP says a man has died after he was taken to the hospital by helicopter Thursday morning, after a single-vehicle accident near the intersection of Ben Hill Griffin Pkwy. and Miromar Lakes Blvd.

Troopers identified the man as 43-year-old Patrick Scott Butz.

It happened just after 7:30 a.m. The Florida Highway Patrol says Butz was driving southbound on Ben Hill Griffin when he lost control and slammed into a tree and a light  pole. The impact spun his car around into the opposite lane and threw the man from the car.