HANCOCK TOWNSHIP — A Hancock Township man was ejected from his vehicle after a rollover accident early Thursday morning.

Deputies from the Houghton County Sheriff’s Office say 51-year-old Michael Hocking was driving north on M-203 around 4:30 a.m. when his vehicle crossed the southbound lane, went down an embankment, and struck a tree just north of Highpoint Road. Hocking was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash.

Police say alcohol was a factor in the accident, which remains under investigation.