Last Update on December 06, 2013 08:21 GMT
IN THE NEWS: WOMAN MONITORING SCANNER TRAFFIC LIVE-TWEETS HUSBAND'S DEATH
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) -- A Washington state woman has had a hobby turn into a tragedy. Caran Johnson regularly monitors police scanner traffic. And on Wednesday, she began sending out messages about a fatal wreck on I-205 near the Oregon border. Johnson said she was trying not to panic because her husband uses that freeway, but wasn't picking up his phone. As the tweets became increasingly desperate, Johnson said she was getting worried because her husband had epilepsy -- and even asked fellow Twitter users how long she should wait before calling police. Eventually troopers went to Johnson to tell her that her husband had, indeed, died in the wreck. She then tweeted: "It's him. He died."