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Woman posts about ‘Happy’ song on Facebook seconds before she’s killed in crash

Posted at 8:21 AM, Apr 26, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-26 08:21:23-04

HIGH POINT, N.C. (WTVR) – A North Carolina woman killed in a head-on collision while driving on Interstate 85 Business Thursday posted to Facebook moments before the crash, according to a report on

“The Facebook text happened at 8:33. We got the call on the wreck at 8:34,” High Point Police Lt. Chris Weisner said. The post, according to investigators, was about the song “Happy.”

“The Happy Song makes me so HAPPY,” police said the post exclaimed.

A screenshot of Sanford’s Facebook post (with her photo removed).

A screenshot of Sanford’s Facebook post (with her photo removed).

“In a matter of seconds, a life was over just so she could notify some friends that she was happy,” Weisner said. ““As sad as it is, it is a grim reminder for everyone… you just have to pay attention while you are in the car.”

The driver was identified as 32-year-old Courtney Ann Sanford.


Investigators said Sanford was also posting selfies as she drove.

The driver of the truck involved in the crash was not injured.