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Update: Coroner IDs man killed in Wednesday night hit and run

Officials have released the identity of the pedestrian killed in a hit and run crash Wednesday night.

Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove said Lawrence Ducksworth, 53, of Gulfport, died at Garden Park Medical Center at 11 p.m.

Gulfport police are still searching for the driver who hit Ducksworth.

Gulfport police Sgt. Josh Bromen said in a press release police went to do a welfare check just after 10 p.m. Wednesday in the area of Polk Street near Ohio Avenue. He said they found a man lying unconscious in the road. He had been hit by a car.

The death is under investigation by the Gulfport Police Department Accident Reconstruction Unit.

If you have any information on this accident, call Gulfport police at 228-868-5959.

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