PORT CHARLOTTE, FL. -- A crash at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday left a motorcyclist dead after hitting a utility pole.
A 2010 Harley Davidson motorcycle was southbound on Sea Mist Drive, north of Gulfstream Blvd. and approaching a left hand curve in the roadway as the driver of vehicle, Steven Philbrook, 50 of Englewood, FL failed to negotiate the curve; allowing the vehicle to exit the roadway and enter the west shoulder.
Once on the shoulder, the vehicle overturned into a utility pole.
The driver was pronounced deceased on scene by emergency medical personnel.