Puerto Rican taxi driver sat in his cab, holding the wheel, at his own wake

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Puerto Rican taxi driver Victor Perez Cardona didn’t want a traditional wake

He traded the typical coffin for his beloved beige cab. Propped up in the front seat, he gripped the taxi’s steering wheel while wearing a hat and tie. A wooden cross hung from his rearview mirror. A floral wreath lay in his back seat, his final fare

Hundreds of mourners stood outside his Toyota Corolla parked at a funeral home on Sunday to bid farewell to the 73-year-old who died of cancer. Perez Cardona had driven the taxi for the past 15 years and was known in the town of Aguas Buenas as “Vitín the Driver,” according to El Nuevo Dia. Read more…

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