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      Vancouver woman unknowingly live-tweets husband's fatal crash

      VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Beware - this is one of the most heartbreaking things you'll ever see.


      Salmon Creek's Caran Johnson, well known in local social-media circles for her tweets on Clark County traffic under the handle @ScanCouver, wrote that she unknowingly live-tweeted her husband's death Wednesday afternoon.


      Johnson began tweeting about the two-vehicle collision shortly after it happened at 1:41 p.m. As the afternoon wore on, she tweeted that she was growing concerned her husband might be involved because he was late arriving home.


      Her final Tweet read simply: "it's him. he died."


      There was an immediate outpouring of support on Twitter.



      Emergency responders are on the way to a 2-car collision on I-205 SB near 83rd Street. Move over for them and give them some room. #VanWa


      WSDOT - SW Region (@wsdot_sw) December 4, 2013

      Police are asking to close EB ramps from Padden to SB 205 #VanWa #pdxtraffic


      Columbian Metrodesk (@Col_cops) December 4, 2013

      #Clark911 Emergency responders are putting a Life Flight helicopter on standby for the I-205 accident.


      Columbian Metrodesk (@Col_cops) December 4, 2013

      #Clark911 #pdxtraffic Sounds like this is a two-car accident on I-205. One of the cars rolled.


      Columbian Metrodesk (@Col_cops) December 4, 2013

      @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

      @ScanCouver sorry. Not yet.


      Trooper Will Finn (@wspd5pio) 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

      Police investigate an accident I205 SB at Padden. Traffic is slow moving. pic.twitter.com/IsPsNGatwv


      Zachary Kaufman (@col_kaufman) December 4, 2013

      @col_kaufman @Col_cops can you show me the other vehicle?


      CJ (@ScanCouver) December 4, 2013

      @ScanCouver sorry I didn't have an angle on other vehicle from my position.


      Zachary Kaufman (@col_kaufman) 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

      Thank you all so much for the prayers and thoughts. I'll reply to everyone later tonight.


      CJ (@ScanCouver) December 5, 2013
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