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Vancouver Woman Caran Johnson Unknowingly Live Tweets Husband's Death

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Caran Johnson unknowingly live-tweeted her husband’s death while reporting on a car accident this past Wednesday.

Around 2:11 p.m. on Wednesday, the local scanner aficionada picked up a tweet from the local State Patrol about an accident on the 205. Her first handful of tweets merely gave details of the accident as they became available.

“Nice, two vehicles went around officer blocking on ramp to I205S,” Johnson tweeted. “Lame-o’s!”

At 2:20 p.m., Johnson tweeted that she was concerned for her husband’s safety, since he usually drove home on the 205 and wasn’t answering his phone.

Johnson tweeted State Trooper William Finn, who she had been in regular contact with in regard to traffic.

Finn could not yet give details regarding the two vehicles involved in the accident, and later added that he declined to post a picture of the accident because of Johnson’s concern.

Johnson eventually tweeted that her husband had left work feeling faint, and that his employer had been concerned.

At 3:50 p.m., Johnson confirmed her fears.

“It’s him,” she tweeted. “He died.”

A woman driving the second car was hospitalized with a broken femur and collapsed lung. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

@Col_cops i hate that section of I205 S. too many on ramps, speeders and too few lanes.

— CJ (@ScanCouver) December 4, 2013

@troyglidden @Col_cops this accident sounds horrible.

— CJ (@ScanCouver) December 4, 2013

LifeFlight is standing down. #clark911

— CJ (@ScanCouver) December 4, 2013

They said they are so close to SWWMC, they can take the patient there, instead of Lifeflight. #clark911

— CJ (@ScanCouver) December 4, 2013

@Col_cops @wspd5pio omg that is so horrible!!!

— CJ (@ScanCouver) December 4, 2013

nice, two vehicles went around officer blocking onramp to I205S. lame-o's!

— CJ (@ScanCouver) December 4, 2013

I'm trying not to panic, but my husband left work early and he drives 205 to get home. he's not answering his phone.

— CJ (@ScanCouver) December 4, 2013

and he's late.

— CJ (@ScanCouver) December 4, 2013

@Col_cops @wspd5pio do you have descriptions of involved vehicles?

— CJ (@ScanCouver) December 4, 2013

@KF7PSC well he uses his bluetooth, so he would answer his phone. he also wasn't feeling good so his work was concerned when he left

— CJ (@ScanCouver) December 4, 2013

i'm a basketcase

— CJ (@ScanCouver) December 4, 2013

I just called his work and he was feeling faint when he left work. #panic

— CJ (@ScanCouver) December 4, 2013

can anyone verify how bad the traffic is on I205 N in Vancouver is please?

— CJ (@ScanCouver) December 4, 2013

how long do i wait for him to come home before I call the police?

— CJ (@ScanCouver) December 4, 2013

i just called 911 and they transferred me after I gave them his license number and told me that they will call me back. wtf?

— CJ (@ScanCouver) December 4, 2013

and now my kids are home from school...

— CJ (@ScanCouver) December 4, 2013

He's the one I go to for things like this...

— CJ (@ScanCouver) December 4, 2013

it's him. he died

— CJ (@ScanCouver) December 4, 2013

Sources: KATU, CNN


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