In an achingly sad unfolding of events, a Vancouver woman unwittingly live-tweeted the fatal crash that killed her husband Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 205.
After the collision was reported at 1:41 p.m., The Columbian started reporting the crash in the southbound lanes on Twitter based on emergency scanner traffic. Caran Johnson, using the Twitter handle @scancouver, responded to the tweets and started reporting on the crash as well:
“i hate that section of I205 S. too many on ramps, speeders and too few lanes.”
“@troyglidden @Col_cops this accident sounds horrible.”
The mother of two regularly listens in on emergency scanner traffic through an application downloaded on her computer. Wednesday afternoon was no exception. She expressed sympathy after the Washington State Patrol confirmed that one person died in the two-car collision near Milepost 33.
“@Col_cops @wspd5pio omg that is so horrible!!!”
“nice, two vehicles went around officer blocking onramp to I205S. lame-o’s!”
Then, she worried about her husband, 47-year-old Craig R. Johnson.
“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.”