Accident on Highway 101 claims life

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.

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