BRINNON, Jefferson County — The Washington State Patrol says two people have died in a head-on collision between motorcycles.

The (Tacoma) News-Tribune reports the accident occurred Saturday near Brinnon.

The State Patrol identified the victims as 71-year-old Charles E. Manley of Olympia and 65-year-old Gary K. Francis of Puyallup.

Investigators say Manley was northbound on U.S. 101 when he failed to negotiate a curve and crossed the center line, colliding with Francis, who was southbound.