Driver posts about ‘Happy’ song moments before she dies
HIGH POINT, N.C. (PIX11) – A driver killed in a fiery crash may have posted to Facebook moments before she died, sharing with her friends how elated she was, authorities said.
“The happy song makes me HAPPY,” Courtney Ann Sanford wrote, referencing Pharrell’s hit single.
That post went live on the 32-year-old’s Facebook page at 8:33 a.m. A minute later, police received a call about the wreck, Lt. Chris Weisner, with the High Point Police Department, told PIX11 sister station MyFox8.
The collision happened the morning of April 24 along Business 85 in High Point, N.C., police said.
Sanford crossed over the center median and crashed head on into a truck, police said. The truck’s 73-year-old driver veered off the road and into a tree, but was not hurt.
“In a matter of seconds, a life was over just so she could notify some friends that she was happy,” Weisner said.
Tracing back through Sanford’s online activity, investigators found she had posted selfies while driving.
“As sad as it is, it is a grim reminder for everyone… you just have to pay attention while you are in the car,” Weisner said.
Investigators also said Sanford was wearing a seatbelt but not in the right way.