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US woman live tweets husband's fatal car crash

Published on Dec 6, 2013 6:27 AM

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - A United States (US) woman tweeted about a horrific car crash in real time - before finding out her husband was killed in the accident, police said Thursday.

Ms Caran Johnson, 47, follows police scanner exchanges with her Twitter account @ScanCouver, and began tweeting about the accident on Wednesday afternoon, The Seattle Times reported.

"This accident sounds horrible," she wrote in her first tweet, following up with "omg that is so horrible!!!" as details emerged of the accident on the 205 freeway in the north-western US state of Washington.

Then she grew increasingly worried when she did not hear from her husband.

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