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Glover family awaits federal report 1 year after Metro smoke incident

Carol Glover, flanked by her sons Marcus (left) and Anthony (right). She died in the January 2015 Metro smoke incident; her family is suing Metro. (Courtesy of the Glover family)

WASHINGTON — The family of Carol Glover, the woman who died one year ago when a Metro train filled with smoke near L’Enfant Plaza, is waiting for the final National Transportation Safety Board investigative report into the incident.

Glover’s two sons are suing Metro for $50 million.

“By law, the case cannot proceed until the NTSB report is issued,” says lawyer Patrick Regan, who represents the Glover family.

Meanwhile, it’s been a tough road for Glover’s relatives.

“They miss her; they think about her all the time. They just went through the holidays for the first time ever without her,” Regan says.

Regan filed the suit in federal court in late January 2015.

He calls Glover’s death “completely, totally preventable. …

“There were seven or eight things that Metro did wrong, and had they done even one of them correct, not only would Carol Glover not have died but no one would have been injured,” says Regan.

Glover’s son Marcus told reporters at a news conference that the family was seeking justice, not vengeance.

“We just want to make sure that everybody else can ride the Metro system and go about their lives with confidence that they’re going to be safe,” he said.

The Glover lawsuit is one of many pending against Metro following the smoke incident.

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