A crash yesterday killed a Sarasota man in Manatee County.

The highway patrol has simply identified him as a 40-year-old man at this point.

It says this happened on northbound 301 just north of 9th Street East.

The patrol says the driver “failed to maintain” his motorcycle in the left lane.

He went northwest as he collided with a concrete barrier on 301.

The force of the collision threw him off the motorcycle, which hit a light pole in the median.

The man died at the scene.

The patrol says the crash did not involve alcohol.