Woman Dies In Car Crash After Posting Facebook Update About Pharrell’s “Happy” Single
One minute after Courtney Ann Sanford posted the following update on Facebook: “The happy song makes me HAPPY,” she was dead.
Sanford, 32, was on her way to work and was tragically killed in a car accident in High Point, N.C. Thursday morning (April 24).
“The Facebook text happened at 8:33 a.m. We got the call on the wreck at 8:34 a.m.,” Lt. Chris Weisner of the High Point Police Department told local news outlet, My Fox 8.
Family members alerted authorities to the Facebook post, helping them to determine what caused the crash. Sanford lost control of her truck, and swerved across the I-85 median before colliding with a 73-year-old driver who crashed into a tree. The driver, John Wallace Thompson, was uninjured.
She had also been taking selfies while behind the wheel, authorities determined. “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.”
Photo: My Fox 8