Thursday, July 31, 2014         

 Print   Email   Comment | View 12 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

Woman unknowingly tweets about husband's death

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 10:31 a.m. HST, Dec 05, 2013

VANCOUVER, Wash. >> A Washington state woman who regularly monitors police scanner traffic unknowingly live-tweeted about her husband's death in a freeway crash.

In a series of gut-wrenching tweets on Wednesday that grew more frantic, the Vancouver, Wash., mother first tweeted how horrible it was when she learned someone had died on Interstate 205 near the Oregon border.

Caran Johnson, who uses the handle @ScanCouver, then tweeted that she was trying not to panic because her husband uses that freeway but wasn't picking up his phone.

She later said she's a basket case and was worried because her husband has epilepsy. She wondered on the social media site how long she should wait before calling police.

Washington State Patrol spokesman Will Finn said troopers went to Johnson's home to inform her that her husband, 47-year-old Craig Johnson, died in the collision.

She then tweeted: "It's him. He died."

 Print   Email   Comment | View 12 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

You must be subscribed to participate in discussions
By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. Because only subscribers are allowed to comment, we have your personal information and are able to contact you. If your comments are inappropriate, you may receive a warning, and if you persist with such comments you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email commentfeedback@staradvertiser.com.
Leave a comment

Please login to leave a comment.
aomohoa wrote:
Poor woman. What a nightmare.
on December 5,2013 | 09:33AM
kiragirl wrote:
on December 5,2013 | 09:50AM
TLehel wrote:
Talk about instant karma.
on December 5,2013 | 10:09AM
HanabataDays wrote:
Talk about ignorance regarding karma.
on December 5,2013 | 10:46AM
TLehel wrote:
I know precisely what karma is. The message I was trying to convey is that Twitter is bad and you should feel bad if you use it. Twitter is so bad that if you use it you are breaking moral values and doing something horrible. Thus, karma will run its course.
on December 5,2013 | 02:53PM
RetiredWorking wrote:
How exactly is Twitter bad?
on December 5,2013 | 04:04PM
pauliboy wrote:
Communicating through Twitter is participating in social media. Participating in an online newspaper commentary section is also participating in social media. Therefore, according to your logic, you should also be receiving bad karma soon.
on December 5,2013 | 04:22PM
copperwire9 wrote:
You are, shall we say, pathetic.
on December 5,2013 | 09:44PM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Do you know what karma is??
on December 5,2013 | 12:04PM
lowtone123 wrote:
Apparently not.
on December 5,2013 | 01:20PM
Skyler wrote:
Talk about clueless...
on December 5,2013 | 02:25PM
2NDC wrote:
Mahaoi lady Tweeting everyone's business got hers. o.O
on December 5,2013 | 08:19PM
Breaking News
The Green Leaf
Marine debris art

Political Radar
`Toss up’

Political Radar

Political Radar
Hilton; Plaza Club

Political Radar
Direct mail