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Cab driver remembered after fatal crash

4:37 PM, Apr 27, 2013   |    comments
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DENVER - Nearly two weeks after a cab driver was killed at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and 17th street, his family laid him to rest.

Over a hundred people packed Lotus School of Excellence Saturday afternoon to remember Junior Soko. He died after Denver police say a driver blew through a red light and crashed into his taxi cab.

Among those who attended Soko's service were family members, friends, co-workers and teammates.

Soko was a loving father and husband, but he was also a great soccer player who was passionate about his job. Everyone who knew him says he worked hard and was very generous.

"The first time you see him he's all smiles. He never met a stranger. Everybody was a friend. He loved his family, he loved his kids," Soko's brother-in law, Entau Smoh, said.

Soko fled his native land of Liberia for a better life in America. He sent for his family to come join him after he got settled. His friends say he worked tirelessly to give not only his wife and kids a great life, but he also sent money back to his family in Africa to help them too.

Yellow Cab has created a fund that will benefit Soko's young children at Wells Fargo Bank. It's called the Junior Soko Memorial Fund.

(KUSA-TV © 2013 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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