Family reacts to Metro smoke death of Carol Glover

WUSA9 spoke with the family of Carol Glover, the Alexandria woman who died when the metro car she was in filled with smoke, on Wednesday.

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The family of Carol Glover, the Alexandria woman who died in Monday's Metro smoke incident, is honoring her memory as they continue to deal with the loss of their loved one.

"You hear things like this, and you never suspect that it's going to be one of your own," Carol's brother, Tracy Inman explained.

Inman describes his sister as "an amazing person, a great sister, a great role model for me and my entire family."

Glover was one of four children who grew up in Northeast D.C. in the shadow of RFK stadium. Glover had two sons of her own, and recently became a grandmother, a role which her brother says she embraced fully.

"Loving it. Doting grandmother like you can't imagine. She really loved having grandkids," Inman said.

While many have been critical of the fact that passengers, including Glover, were stuck on a smoke-filled Metro car for nearly an hour, the Inmans are not rushing to judgement. They are waiting on Metro's investigation.

"It's hard for me to really say what they should have done or what they shouldn't have done, " Inman said.

While they may be waiting for answers regarding the investigation, Inman's family takes solace knowing that other passengers on the train tried to save Glover's life.

"It has been a real blessing to us and a real comfort to us to know that someone was there to help her, that she wasn't just there on the floor dying in solitude," Inman said.

The family of Carol Glover had set up a Go-Fund-Me page to help cover the expenses of her funeral. On Thursday they posted an update:

"The Glover family is grateful for and overwhelmed by your generosity. They have enjoyed help from Carol's church community and, at this point in time, they are not receiving donations via this platform. Thank you so much."

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