ISHPEMING — One man is dead following a single-vehicle accident in Ishpeming.

At approximately 12:14 a.m. Sunday, the City of Ishpeming Police Department responded to the area of N.Seventh Street near New York Street on a report of a single vehicle accident. Upon arrival, investigators discovered that a side-by-side traveling north on N. Seventh Street left the roadway and struck a tree.

The lone occupant of the side-by-side, 52 year-old William Ernest Sharon III, was ejected from the vehicle, coming to rest in the roadway. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The exact cause of the accident is unknown at this time. The investigation into the accident is ongoing.

Negaunee Police Department and the Michigan State Police accident investigator assisted on the scene.