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Woman posts about ‘Happy’ song on Facebook before dying in car crash

HIGH POINT, N.C. — A North Carolina woman may have been posting to her Facebook page before crashing her vehicle and dying as a result of the accident.

According to FOX8, Courtney Ann Sanford, 32, crossed the median on a roadway in High Point, N.C. Thursday morning, and collided head-on with a truck.

Investigators told the news station friends and family of Sanford said the victim posted about the Pharrell Williams song “Happy” to her Facebook page around the same time as the fatal accident.

The post read, “The happy song makes me HAPPY!”

High Point Police Department Lt. Chris Weisner said the Facebook post occurred around 8:33 a.m. and police received a call about the accident at approximately 8:34 a.m.

Police said the impact of the two vehicles caused the truck to veer off the road and into a tree. Sanford’s car also ran off the road, after which it caught fire.

The truck driver, identified by police as 73-year-old John Wallace Thompson, was not injured.

Investigators told FOX8 that, after looking back at Sanford’s online activity, they discovered she was also posting selfies while she drove.

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