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Woman unknowingly tweets about husband's death

By Associated Press

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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."







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aomohoa wrote:
Poor woman. What a nightmare.
on December 5,2013 | 09:33AM
kiragirl wrote:
Wow!
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
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