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Cab Drivers Memorialize Friend With Meter Run

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Cab drivers hang photos of taxi driver Michael Boldon. Cab drivers hang photos of taxi driver Michael Boldon.
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LAS VEGAS -- Taxi cab drivers from Desert Cab and other companies wrapped the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road in memory of Michael Boldon, 62, who died early Thursday morning in a fiery crash.

Taxis lined the corner about 4:30 a.m. Friday -- 24 hours after a Maserati, whose driver had been shot, ran a red light and crashed into Boldon's cab, causing it to explode. Boldon and a passenger died in the crash.

"He was such a great guy," cab driver John Napier said. "We're all just devastated."

Napier said Boldon recently moved to Las Vegas to be near his children and spoke of his family constantly. From Detroit, he also wore his Detroit Tigers jacket to work every day, Napier said.

"He was just a great heart," Napier said. "What a loss."

During the memorial, the cab drivers turned their meters on and let them run for 15 to 20 minutes. Whatever the tab was, the drivers will donate from their own pockets to a memorial fund being set up for the family, Napier said.

Another of Boldon's friends and coworkers, Yosef Wole said he didn't learn of Boldon's death until he arrived at work at Desert Cab Thursday afternoon. Wole said he and Boldon shared the cab, switching at shift changes.

"It's a tragedy, a tragedy," Wole said. "We are human beings, and this was a terrible, terrible tragedy, I have ever heard."

Wole described Boldon as friendly and always smiling.

Police are still searching for the suspect(s).

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