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CMPD releases name of Charlotte cab driver killed in wreck

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have released the name of a taxi cab driver killed in a wreck early Friday with a suspected drunk driver.

The victim was identified as 56-year-old Paul Douglas Miller, who worked for “Speedy Cab.”

The collision occurred around 2 a.m. Friday on East Woodlawn Road near Montford Drive. That is near the Park Road Shopping Center.

Police said Paul Miller was trying to make a left turn from Montford onto Woodlawn when his vehicle was struck by a BMW driven by 23-year-old Justin Tyler Miller. Police believe the BMW driver was speeding at the time of the collision.

Authorities said Paul Miller, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was thrown from the vehicle. He died as he was being taken to the hospital.

Meanwhile, police said Justin Miller ran from the BMW after the collision. He was caught a short time later by police.

Justin Miller was charged with is charged with felony death by vehicle, felony hit and run, DWI and driving with a revoked license. He was being held early Saturday afternoon in the Mecklenburg County jail.

Police said Justin Miller’s license was suspended after a DWI arrest last month in Huntersville.

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