Vancouver woman unknowingly live-tweets husband's fatal crash

Vancouver woman unknowingly live-tweets husband's fatal crash »Play Video
Crews respond to an accident on southbound Interstate 205 and Padden Parkway on Wednesday December 4, 2013.(Zachary Kaufman/The Columbian)

VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Beware - this is one of the most heartbreaking things you'll ever see.

Salmon Creek's Caran Johnson, well known in local social-media circles for her tweets on Clark County traffic under the handle @ScanCouver, wrote that she unknowingly live-tweeted her husband's death Wednesday afternoon.

Johnson began tweeting about the two-vehicle collision shortly after it happened at 1:41 p.m. As the afternoon wore on, she tweeted that she was growing concerned her husband might be involved because he was late arriving home.

Her final Tweet read simply: "it's him. he died."

There was an immediate outpouring of support on Twitter.

Here's how it unfolded; we'll have more on this story tonight on KATU News.