A 26-year-old Palm Harbor man died early Thursday after he crashed his scooter at 2 a.m. near downtown Palm Harbor.

Aaron James Okerstrom was heading south on Alt. U.S. 19 near New York Avenue when he lost control of the scooter and hit the outside curb, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

That caused the scooter to overturn and throw Okerstrom, who was not wearing a helmet, onto the pavement.

Okerstrom was taken to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, where he later died.