Kilgore man dies after driving off road, striking tree

Kilgore man dies after driving off road, striking tree
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RUSK COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - DPS reports a Kilgore man has died after driving off the road into a ditch and striking a tree.

Saturday at 12:30 AM, troopers responded to a fatal crash on FM-2276 approximately two miles east of the city of Kilgore in Rusk County. The investigator’s preliminary report indicates that the driver of a 2007 Ford F150 was traveling south on FM-2276 when the vehicle drifted off the right edge of the roadway, the driver overcorrected back to the left and traveled across the roadway into the east ditch and struck a tree.

The driver, Richard Dale Thomas, 47, of Kilgore was pronounced at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.

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