Woman Dies in Car Crash While Posting to Facebook About Pharrell’s Song ‘Happy’

The scene of crash that killed Courtney Ann Sanford

updated 04/27/2014 AT 5:00 PM ET

originally published 04/27/2014 AT 9:00 PM ET

A woman, who police say was posting selfies and a Facebook status while driving, died after crashing into a truck on a North Carolina highway.

Courtney Ann Sanford, 32, got into the fatal wreck Thursday morning in High Point, N.C., according to My Fox 8.

Investigators have determined that Sanford wrote a Facebook status from her cell phone about “Happy” by Pharrell Williams a minute before they received a 911 call.

“The happy song makes me HAPPY,” her post reportedly read.

Her car crossed the road’s median and slammed into the truck, catching on fire. The truck hit a tree, but its 73-year-old driver was uninjured, My Fox 8 reports.

“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 the news station. “In a matter of seconds, a life was over just so she could notify some friends that she was happy.”


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