At 12:30 AM on Saturday April 3rd, Police responded to a fatal crash on FM-2276 approximately two miles east of the city of Kilgore in Rusk County.  The investigators preliminary report indicates that the driver of a 2007 Ford F150 was traveling south on FM-2276 when for an unknown reason, the vehicle drifted off the right edge of the roadway, the driver over corrected back to the left and traveled across the roadway into the east ditch and struck a tree. The driver, 47 year old Richard Dale Thomas, of Kilgore was pronounced at the scene by Judge Pat McCrory and was taken to Cunningham Funeral Home in Kilgore. The crash remains under investigation.