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Family of Dead Cab Driver Seeks Answers

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LAS VEGAS -- The family of the cab driver killed in Thursday's fiery Las Vegas Strip crash is asking anyone with information to come forward.

Family and friends are looking for answers into what happened to cause the crash that killed Michael Boldon. His brother, Tehran Boldon, who happened to be in Las Vegas on an extended visit, said it was difficult receiving the news of his brother's death.

"I've seen it affect other families, I've seen it on TV," said Boldon. "I never thought it would happen to our family."

Family members said Michael Boldon grew up in Detroit, surrounded by a tight-knit family. He came to Las Vegas looking to make a better living. Tehran Boldon said his brother had a life-long love of driving that started with their father's vintage Thunderbird.

"He loved cars," Boldon said. 

The love of driving seems to run in the family. Boldon's son is a limousine driver who was also out driving Thursday morning and tried to warn his father about the crash near Flamingo Road.

Boldon was a cab driver for Desert Cab. Friday morning, exactly 24 hours after the deadly crash, taxi drivers from the valley gather on the Las Vegas Strip to honor Boldon.

"We are one big family at Desert," cab driver Kathy McGowan said.

The drivers ran their meters for 15 minutes, pitching in that money, to help Boldon's family with funeral expenses.

The family is in the process of making funeral arrangements.

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