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May 29, 2015

Dead Puerto Rican taxi driver propped up in his CAB

Dead Puerto Rican taxi driver propped up in his CAB

Puerto Rican taxi driver Victor Perez Cardona's final fare was highly unusual. Honoring his final request, the body of the 73-year-old, who died of cancer, was propped in the seat of his taxi cab, hands locked on the wheel, as if to drive himself to his funeral. A wreath of flowers was in the back seat of the vehicle parked at the funeral home. Friends and colleagues mourned the man who had driven a taxi for the last 15 years of his life.

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Family members and friends look at dead Victor Perez Cardona, who is seated in his taxi during his wake at the San Cristobal funeral parlor in Aguas Buenas ALVIN BAEZ/REUTERS

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Family members and friends stand near dead Victor Perez Cardona, who is seated in his taxi during his wake at the San Cristobal funeral parlor in Aguas Buenas ALVIN BAEZ/REUTERS

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Family members and friends stand near dead Victor Perez Cardona, whose face is reflected in the rear-view mirror while he is seated in his taxi, during his wake at the San Cristobal funeral parlor in Aguas Buenas ALVIN BAEZ/REUTERS

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A little girl peeks through the car window as dead Victor Perez Cardona is seated behind the wheel of his taxi, during his wake at the San Cristobal funeral parlor in Aguas Buenas ALVIN BAEZ/REUTERS

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Boys stand near dead Victor Perez Cardona, who is seated in his taxi during his wake at the San Cristobal funeral parlor in Aguas Buenas ALVIN BAEZ/REUTERS

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