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Updated, 4:25 p.m. Thursday

Police have released the name of the man killed in a Wednesday night crash in Terre Haute.

Rocky Caddell, 42, of Bloomfield, died after striking another vehicle while driving southbound on Third Street at 9:46 p.m. Wednesday, according to a tweet from Terre Haute Police Department Public Information Officer Ryan Adamson.

More than a dozen police and fire units responded to the scene in the 1300 block of South Third Street between Franklin and Washington streets.

City police said Caddell and a passenger were southbound on Third Street at a high rate of speed when they car they were in struck another southbound vehicle just north of Franklin Street.

Caddell was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in his vehicle was taken to a Terre Haute hospital and is listed in critical condition.

The driver of the second vehicle was not injured.

Original story, 10:13 a.m.:

A fatal crash Wednesday night remains under investigation today by city police.

The crash was reported at 9:46 p.m. to Vigo County Central Dispatch, with more than dozen police and fire units responding to the scene in the 1300 block of South Third Street between Franklin and Washington streets.

City police said a vehicle was southbound on Third Street at a high rate of speed when it struck another southbound vehicle just north of Franklin Street.

The driver of the suspect vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger of that vehicle was taken to a local hospital and is now in critical condition.

The driver of the second vehicle was not injured.

"At this time we do not know if alcohol/drugs were a factor," said Officer Ryan Adamson. "Once the family of the deceased is notified we will release their name."

A report on the crash is being complied by a crash reconstruction team.

Lisa Trigg has been a reporter at the Tribune-Star since 2009. With close to 29 years of newspaper experience, she now covers general news with a focus on crime and courts.