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Woman Killed Seconds After Posting About 'Happy' Song

Police say she had also been posting selfies while driving

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 26, 2014 10:58 AM CDT
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(Newser) – At 8:33am on Thursday morning, Courtney Ann Sanford posted on Facebook, "The Happy Song makes me so HAPPY." At 8:34am, police got a call about a wreck on a North Carolina road—and found Sanford dead. The 32-year-old had crossed the median and collided head-on with a truck, whose driver was not injured. Authorities found that in addition to the "Happy" post, Sanford had been posting selfies as she drove; the Winston-Salem Journal also reports that her seatbelt wasn't being used properly. "In a matter of seconds, a life was over just so she could notify some friends that she was happy," a police officer tells WGHP.

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