Forks man in stable condition after single-car wreck on U.S. 101

A Forks man who was injured in a wreck along U.S. Highway 101 early Wednesday was in stable condition Thursday at an Everett hospital, the State Patrol said.

Wayne Slusser, 68, who was ejected from a pickup that rolled about 80 feet down on embankment south of Forks, was listed in stable condition at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, said Trooper Chelsea Hodgson, State Patrol spokeswoman.

Troopers said Slusser was driving southbound in a 2004 Ford F-250 when he entered a left turn, drifted to the right, struck two state Department of Transportation signs and rolled twice down an embankment near the Bogachiel River.

The wreck occurred near milepost 187 at about 3:30 a.m., according to a State Patrol collision memo.

Slusser was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, the State Patrol said.

It was unknown whether drugs or alcohol were factors in the wreck, troopers said.

A citizen who was looking for the driver spotted the vehicle and reported the collision at 12:34 p.m., the memo said.

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