Insurance for Metro crash families
Families of victims killed in the Red Line crash and in some other fatal accidents on the Metro system since July 1, 2008 are eligible for a $50,000 benefit payable under the transit authority's accidental death and dismemberment coverage, Metro said in a statement Monday.
Metro said officials have been working with its insurance provider, Chartis, to determine if the benefit would apply. Officials said they are contacting the families of the nine people killed in the Red Line crash and representatives of four other Metro employees and a contractor who would be eligible for the benefit, although the insurance provider would determine who is the beneficiary.
The statement said the benefit is "unrelated to any pending litigation before the U.S. District Court." Families of the eight passengers killed in the Red Line crash are suing Metro, and their cases have been consolidated in District Court. The family of train operator Jeanice McMillan is not involved in that suit.
-- Staff reports
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