After hearing news of a crash on I-205 southbound in Vancouver, Washington Wednesday afternoon, Caran Johnson, who goes by the Twitter handle @ScanCouver, tweeted about how she “hates that section” of the highway.
“Too many on ramps, speeders and too few lanes,” she wrote.
It was only after 10 tweets about the crash that Johnson realized her husband would have used the roadway to get home from work.
“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,” Johnson tweeted.
As Johnson got more and more frantic, other Twitter users tried to console her.
But about two hours after her first tweet, she got confirmation that her husband Craig R. Johnson, 47, was pronounced dead on scene.
Sadly, Johnson’s final tweet read “it’s him, he died.”
According to New York Daily news reports, his Hyundai Elantra veered across a median and collided head-on with a Toyota. Craig Johnson left work early on Wednesday because “he felt faint,” his wife tweeted before hearing the news. In another tweet, she said he had epilepsy and was concerned he’d had a seizure.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation but it’s suspected that it was caused by Johnson’s medical issues. The occupant of the Toyota Corolla survived and was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive.
Some of Johnson’s Twitter followers began a fundraising effort for her family, aiming to raise $10,000.