There is no easy way to discover the news that a loved one has died. However, the way that Caran Johnson found out about the death of her husband seems unfathomably hard.
The chain of events started yesterday when a newspaper in Vancouver, Wash., alerted its Twitter followers about an accident in the southbound lanes of I-205, an interstate that serves Washington and Oregon. Johnson, who regularly tweets information heard on the scanner, began sending updates out about the emergency response to the collision. From the get-go, she wasn’t a fan of that particular stretch of the interstate.
“i hate that section of I205 S,” Johnson tweeted. “too many on ramps, speeders and too few lanes.”
About a half-hour after the Columbian first reported the accident on Twitter, Johnson began to worry.
“I'm trying not to panic, but my husband left work early and he drives 205 to get home,” she posted. “he's not answering his phone.”
According to a later tweet, Johnson’s husband was feeling faint and decidedRead More »from Woman Inadvertently Live-Tweets Husband's Fatal Car Accident