Hit-and-run victim remembered by friends and co-workers

MORGANTOWN — Friends and co-workers described Divanté Coles as a hard worker, selfless and well-liked.
“He was so selfless,” childhood friend Curstin Everson said. “I want to emphasize that.”
Coles, 20, was bicycling home from his job at the Popeyes in Sabraton on Friday night when he was struck from behind by a car. He died Saturday morning, at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital.
Everson said she used to work with Coles, and whenever she got mad at work, he would calm her down with a smile and a joke.
“It makes you want to live life to the fullest because you never know what’s going to happen,” she said Monday. “Surround yourself with love and everyone you care about.”
Morgantown Police responded to the reported hit-and-run about 11:15 p.m., according to a Saturday morning press release. Police are still looking for the driver of the vehicle that struck Coles, near the Greer Building.

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