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Cab drivers remember friend killed in Strip wreck

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An emotional vigil was held at 4:20 a.m. Friday on the Las Vegas Strip for 62-year-old Michael Boldon who was killed in Thursday's wreck. Boldon worked for Desert Cab Company.

Dozens of cab drivers including complete strangers paid their respects at the spot Boldon was killed on the Strip.

"We are not going to see him today," said Boldon's friend Jennifer Gonzales. "It doesn't feel right. It's hard. Like I said earlier, my job is different today."

Gonzales said Boldon's last stop was at the Rio but it's unclear if his fare was the passenger killed in Thursday's wreck. Gonzales said she passed the shooter's getaway car and the driver ran several red lights.

"I heard, 'Oh my gosh, cab 144 is on fire,'" said Gonzales. "There's been a really bad accident. I had just passed that intersection. I didn't even get to the Venetian yet and the Range Rover was right behind me coming into the Venetian. I made a U-turn and the Range Rover almost hit me."

Gonzales said the Range Rover was driving so fast, she couldn't get a look at the suspects. On Friday, Boldon's friends said the accident could have happened to any of them.

"It's scary," said Boldon's friend Farrah Faber. "Earlier it could have been any of us. All of us have a family."

They want Boldon's family to know they're not alone.

"It's sad," said Faber. "Just knowing that you aren't going to see that person anymore. He's gone forever."

The company is accepting donations to help the family pay for funeral costs. The family has set up a fund through any Wells Fargo branch under "Michael Boldon Memorial Fund." 

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