Car hits and kills Port Charlotte man riding bicycle on the sidewalk

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PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Troopers are looking for help gathering information on a crash that killed a Port Charlotte man on a bicycle last week.

The crash happened around 9:30pm Friday on Elkcam Boulevard near McQuire Park.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, a Nissan driven by 23-year-old David McGovern of Port Charlotte was headed north on Elkcam.  As it passed another vehicle, McGovern lost control of the car, which skidded off the road and overturned, striking a man who was riding a bicycle on the sidewalk.

The bicyclist, 39-year-old Howard Tomlin of North Port, was transported to Bayfront Port Charlotte Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

None of the three occupants in the car were injured.

Troopers are asking anyone that witnessed the pre-crash driving pattern of McGovern's white 2007 Nissan Maxima as it traveled on Elkcam Boulevard that night to please contact the Florida Highway Patrol at 239-938-1800 Cpl. Mike Michaud.

The case remains under investigation.

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