Medical examiner releases cause of death for woman killed in Metro incident

The D.C. Medical Examiner says the woman who lost her life in Metro's smoke incident on Monday died of acute respiratory failure, due to smoke exposure. Carol Glover's cause of death was released Thursday night.

FOX 5 also confirmed with Glover's son that her memorial service will be held Monday at the Capitol Hill Baptist Church, where she was a member.

Glover, 61, was among the passengers trapped on a Virginia-bound Yellow Line train that quickly filled with smoke near the L'Enfant Plaza station on Monday afternoon. Other passengers tried to help her, performing CPR for more than 20 minutes while they waited for help to arrive.

Glover's family tells FOX 5 she grew up in northeast D.C., in the same house her mother still lives in. She graduated from Eastern High School, and later with honors from Drexel University in Philadelphia. They say she was an exceptional woman, mother, and grandmother.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help collect money to cover the cost of Glover's funeral services, and any unplanned expenses her family might encounter. The initial goal amount for the account was $12,000, and that was reached in less than one day. By Thursday night, more than $15,500 had been raised. If you would like to donate, click here.

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