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Gulfport Police are investigating a deadly hit and run.
Last night, just after 10 o’clock, the Gulfport Police Department responded to the area of Polk Street near Ohio Avenue in reference to a welfare check for an unconscious male lying in the roadway. Upon arrival, officers located a male in his 50s who was suffering from severe injuries that are consistent with being struck by a vehicle.
The man, identified as 53-year-old Lawrence Ducksworth of Gulfport, did later die of his injuries. Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove says the cause of death is blunt force trauma.
Police are searching for the driver responsible.

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