A 62-year-old man died Sunday when he crashed into a car on U.S. 301 in Palmetto.

Palmetto Police officers say the motorcyclist, John Vanetten of Bradenton, struck the rear of a Hyundai sedan just west of Canal Road at 8:30 p.m. Vanetten was not wearing a helmet and died of his injuries at the scene.

The driver of the sedan, Nicole Hortardidis, and her passenger, a four-year-old boy, were not injured in the incident.

The crash investigation closed westbound U.S. 301 between Canal Road and 12th Street East for approximately 3 hours.