Updated: Friday, 05 Nov 2010, 11:32 AM EDT
Published : Friday, 05 Nov 2010, 6:54 AM EDT
PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) - A man died after his vehicle hit a dead deer on a highway, rolled over and crashed off the side of the road.
Levi Francis was traveling north on U.S. 131 near Six Mile Road in Plainfield Township around 3:30 a.m. Friday, state police said in a news release.
A witness told state police Francis lost control of his vehicle after hitting the animal, and the car left the road at a high rate of speed, hit a large tree and rolled into a ditch.
Francis, 21 and from Belmont, was pronounced dead at the scene.
He was wearing his seat belt at the time, police say, and alcohol was not a factor in the crash.
The deer was hit and killed by a vehicle just shortly before Francis' incident occurred.