CRIME
12/05/2013 10:44 am ET | Updated Jan 23, 2014

Caran Johnson Unknowingly Live-Tweets Husband's Death While Following Car Crash News

A woman live-tweeting a car accident made the horrific discovery that the fatality in the crash was her husband.

Washington woman Caran Johnson, whose Twitter handle is @ScanCouver, made a hobby of listening to traffic scanners and reporting on car crashes, according to CNN.

Reports of a fatal car crash on a Vancouver, Wash., highway Wednesday afternoon started off pretty routinely for Johnson. But as time passed and details came in, Johnson's tweets became increasingly worried as she waited for her husband to come home.

Johnson also mentioned that her husband had epilepsy and was prone to seizures.

"I just called his work and he was feeling faint when he left work. #panic," she tweeted.

"I'm a basketcase," reads another.

Johnson's husband was killed in the head-on collision with another vehicle. Police who have worked with Johnson in the past acted fast to give her information about the death, according to The Columbian.

Once she learned the truth, Johnson sent out a simple and heartbreaking tweet:

"It's him. He died."

Police continue to investigate the crash, and an online fund has been set up for Johnson and her family.

The Huffington Post captured images from Johnson's Twitter before she set it to private on Thursday.

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