A 77-year-old Forks man died after his car went off of US Highway 101 in Jefferson County yesterday morning. The Washington State Patrol reports he was driving a 2008 Volvo V50 Wagon South on 101 when the car left the road 49 miles South of Forks and struck a tree just before 10:30 AM Wednesday.

A 77-year-old Forks woman in the vehicle, with the same last name, was not injured.

The man’s next-of-kin was notified by the Washington State Patrol and Quinault Tribal Police.

The report said that no drugs or alcohol were involved in the wreck, the cause remains under investigation.