An accident on Highway 101 claimed a life yesterday.
The Washington State Patrol tells KXRO that at around 10:30am Wednesday, a 77 year old Forks man was driving a 2008 Volvo V50 Wagon south on Highway 101 about 15 miles north of Lake Quinault.
The state patrol says the Volvo left the road to the right and hit a tree and the man was killed in the accident.
The man’s passenger, a 77 year old Forks woman, was not injured.
According to the state patrol, drugs or alcohol was not believed to be a factor in the accident and the cause is under investigation.
SR 101 fatality: What caused the 77-year-old Forks man to drive off the roadway and strike a tree remains under investigation. The driver is deceased and the passenger is uninjured. Alcohol and/or drugs are not believed to have been a factor. pic.twitter.com/PFqBL6KQnN
— Trooper Chelsea Hodgson (@wspd8pio) August 9, 2018