A woman's panic and her discovery of her husband's death played out in real time in a heart-wrenching series of tweets Wednesday afternoon in Vancouver, Wash.
Caran Johnson follows police activity by scanner and live-tweets "the crazy things that happen in the 'Couve," as her account says. At about 2 p.m., Johnson began tweeting @ScanCouver about a freeway accident that she said sounded "horrible." She realized her husband, Craig, was late getting home and tweeted with the hash tag "panic." The kids were coming home from school. His work said he hadn't been feeling well. He had epilepsy and had been feeling faint.
Eventually, she tweeted "it's him. he died."
Followers and those who heard her story tweeted their shock and condolences.
@ScanCouver We are all thinking about you, your family, and your friends tonight. I'm so very sorry for your loss.— Trooper Guy Gill (@wspd1pio) December 5, 2013
Portland NBC affiliate KGW reported on the accident. Johnson died when his Honda crossed a median and collided with a pickup. The woman driving the pickup was seriously injured. KGW gathered the tweets on Storify.