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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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