GULFPORT, Miss. — Mississippi police are searching for a driver who struck a pedestrian in a fatal hit-and-run.

The Sun Herald of Biloxi cites a release by Gulfport police Sgt. Josh Bromen that says police were on their way to conduct a welfare check when they found a man lying unconscious in the road. The man was identified as 53-year-old Lawrence Ducksworth.

Ducksworth had been hit by a car and died late Wednesday at a hospital. The Gulfport Police Department Accident Reconstruction Unit is investigating.

Information from: The Sun Herald,