UPDATE: Caran Johnson has “protected” her Twitter feed so you can no longer read her tweets.
A woman who spends her days “tweeting the crazy things that happen” in Vancouver unknowingly provided live coverage of a crash that killed her husband.
KATU.com reports Caran Johnson is well known for her tweets summarizing traffic incidents in the Vancouver area.
Early Wednesday afternoon, Johnson, who tweets under the handle @ScanCouver, began typing up short updates of a two-vehicle crash.
She tweeted “i hate that section of I-205 S. too many on ramps, speeders and too few lanes.”
A bit later: “this accident sounds horrible.”
Later that afternoon she became concerned her husband had not returned from work.
At 5:17 p.m. she wrote “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. … and he’s late.”
Just before 6 p.m. she tweeted “how long do i wait for him to come home before I call the police?”
At 6:50 p.m. she told shared her grief with the world.
“it’s him. he died.”
Let’s hope Johnson was still in shock when, at 8:41 p.m., she tweeted “I know it’s petty, but I went from 567 followers to over 1300.”
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