Woman Killed In Crash Seconds After Posting About Pharrell's "Happy" On Facebook

Courtney Sanford had just posted to Facebook that the hit song made her happy when she hit a truck head-on in North Carolina.

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High Point, N.C., resident Courtney Sanford was driving to work when she decided to share some updates on Facebook, and post a few selfies. A minute later, she was dead from a head-on collision.

At 8:33 a.m., the 32-year-old posted "The happy song makes me HAPPY!" on her Facebook. At 8:34, police got a call about the crash, said High Point Police Lt. Chris Weisner.

Investigators say Sanford crossed the median and drove head-on into a truck, causing her car to catch on fire. She also caused the truck to run off the road and hit a tree, though the driver was uninjured.

“In a matter of seconds, a life was over just so she could notify some friends that she was happy,” Weisner said.


He added, “As sad as it is, it is a grim reminder for everyone… you just have to pay attention while you are in the car."

Rachel Zarrell is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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