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Woman Posts About “Happy” Song on Facebook Moments Before Fatal Crash

HIGH POINT, N.C. – A North Carolina woman killed in a head-on collision while driving on Interstate 85 last Thursday posted to Facebook moments before crashing, according to a report on

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

“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.”


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

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

“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.”

Investigators said Sanford was also posting selfies as she drove.

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

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