Driver dies in crash seconds after posting about ‘Happy’ song to Facebook

Authorities in High Point, N.C., believe a driver was posting to Facebook seconds before she veering into an oncoming truck and died.

2According to our sister station WGHP, friends and family of the victim, 32-year-old Courtney Ann Sanford, initially made police aware of the post.

A 8:33 a.m., Sanford’s posted this message to Facebook: “The Happy Song makes me so HAPPY.”

Just one minute later at 8:34, police were called for the report of a crash.

Police say Sanford was also posting selfies as she drove down the road.

“As sad as it is, it is a grim reminder for everyone… you just have to pay attention while you are in the car,” High Point Police Lt. Chris Weisner tells WGHP.

For much more on this story, check out WGHP’s coverage here.

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