Latifah Muhammad

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

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  • Mississippi Librarian

    She must have been sending that text and driving, distracted driving is no joke, may she rest in peace.



  • Duh!

    These idiots just don’t get it until they’re dead, I guess. Texting and driving don’t mix.

  • Secret

    driving is not the time to take pics, make post, and text people! Sorry for their loss, but people really need to stop just let it wait until you get to your destination.

  • Life

    I’m in tears this is so sad!! We are constantly reminded of a human life that was cut short for no reason,this could have been prevented.

    • MsRickie

      Agreed and I know this sounds horrible, but thank goodness she was the only one that died in that accident. It would have been terrible if she killed an innocent person becuase she had to update her Facebook status. She probably looked down to type her update and as soon as she looked up, she could not avoid an accident.
      Drivers overall are far too selfish nowadays. They only think of themselves and not the damage they can do to others with all the chances they take.