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      Man charged in deadly hit and run moped crash

      Highway Patrol has arrested John T. Clarke and charged him with Leaving the Scene of a Collision involving Death after a hitting a man on a moped in Pawleys Island Tuesday night, according to Cpl. Sonny Collins with South Carolina Highway Patrol.

      The driver of the moped, Patrick Loper, 57, of Pawleys Island died from injuries sustained in the crash.

      Loper was involved in an earlier wreck and was in the road on U.S. Highway 17 in Georgetown County when a vehicle hit him and took off just after 11 p.m. Tuesday night, according to Cpl. Sonny Collins with South Carolina Highway Patrol.

      Clarke is currently being held at the Georgetown County Detention center.

      The investigation is ongoing.