Taxi passenger killed on the Las Vegas Strip identified
The taxi passenger killed when a shooting led to a crash on the Las Vegas Strip Thursday morning has been identified by her family.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The taxi passenger killed when a shooting led to a crash on the Las Vegas Strip Thursday morning has been identified by her family.
She was Sandi Sutton, a resident of Washington state. Sutton's family released the following statement:
"Sandi was a loving wife, mother, daughter and sister. Her innocent and tragic loss will be felt by all of those who knew and loved her and by the community at large. Her family appreciates the outpouring of love and support, and respect for privacy shown throughout this very difficult time."
Sutton worked for the Maple Valley-Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce, located in a suburb southeast of Seattle.
According to the chamber's website, Sutton served on the board of directors from 2004 to 2011 before becoming a marketing representative.
Sutton was a passenger in the taxi struck by a Maserati when the driver was shot at on the Las Vegas Strip early Thursday morning.
The taxi exploded and was engulfed in flames, leaving both Sutton and the taxi driver dead. That taxi driver was later identified as 62-year-old Michael Boldon.
The driver of the Maserati, aspiring rapper Kenneth Cherry Jr. "Kenny Clutch" was also killed.
Police are still searching for whoever fired shots from a black Range Rover, setting off the deadly chain of events.