PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. -- The S.C. Highway Patrol is asking for the public’s help in finding the driver of a vehicle that struck and killed a moped rider near Pawleys Island and then drove away. The crash occurred late Tuesday on U.S. Highway 17.

Georgetown County Coroner Kenny Johnson says the moped rider, 57-year-old Patrick Loper of Pawleys Island, died Wednesday at a local hospital.

Patrol Cpl. Sonny Collins says the vehicle that left the scene has been described as a Honda Civic manufactured between 2006 and 2011. Authorities say the vehicle would have recent damage.