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Woman live-tweets crash that killed her husband

Woman live-tweets crash that killed her husband
Posted December 5th, 2013 @ 11:59am by Kate Seamons, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– Beneath Caran Johnson's Twitter handle sits this now-eerie description: "Tweeting the crazy things that happen in the 'Couve."

The Vancouver, Washington-area resident tweets as @ScanCouver, an account that KATU reports she uses in part to cover traffic alerts and 911 calls in the area.

Yesterday afternoon started out no different, with Johnson retweeting a local paper's tweets about an accident on I-205. When the Columbian tweeted that a fatality was confirmed, the mother of two replied "omg that is so horrible!!!" then went on to admonish two cars that "went around officer blocking onramp to I205S. lame-o's!"

The Columbian reports that Johnson often listened in on emergency scanner traffic using a computer app, and had been listening to scanners since college.

But minutes later, her tweets turned highly personal and incredibly painful.

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