A crash yesterday killed a Punta Gorda man.

The highway patrol says it happened on I-75 near the Corkscrew Road exit.

It claims a 69-year-old man rode his motorcycle northbound as he veered from the road to the emergency lane.

The motorcycle overturned and tossed him.

The patrol has not released his name, saying it has not spoken to his next-of-kin.

The highway reopened to all three lanes three hours after the crash.

The on-ramp to I-75 northbound at Bonita Beach Road remained closed during cleanup.