Washington woman unknowingly live-tweets husband’s death – CNN.com


(CNN) — Trooper William Finn, a spokesman with the Washington State Patrol, was tweeting Wednesday under the handle @wspd5pio about an accident on Vancouver\’s Interstate 205.

A car was traveling northbound when it crossed the grass median into the southbound lane, striking a pickup truck, head on.

At 2:11 p.m. PT, Finn tweeted, \”Vancouver – SB 205 @ Padden – Fatality collision. WB Padden to SB 205 is closed. Right lane SB 205 also closed in area. Use alt route!\”

About 10 minutes earlier, Caran Johnson, a local scanner aficionado and a follower of Finn\’s on Twitter, had learned about the accident. She turned to the micro-blogging site to post new details and to reach out to her community.

\”this accident sounds horrible,\” she wrote in a tweet posted at 2:01 p.m. PT under the handle @ScanCouver.

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.

— CJ (@ScanCouver) December 4, 2013

Finn was at the accident scene gathering information. Before him lay the wreckage of a 2005 silver four-door Hyundai Elantra. Inside, the driver was dead.

via Washington woman unknowingly live-tweets husband’s death – CNN.com.

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