In Actual Death News: Woman Crashes, Dies While Posting About ‘Happy’ Song To Facebook

Must … fight … urge … to … be … insensitive …

Okay, so a lady died recently just after posting an ironic message to Facebook. Excited about the incredibly overplayed Pharrell Williams song “Happy,” Courtney Ann Sanford, 32, of High Point, N.C. made a post to her Facebook page explaining that very thought: “The happy song makes me so HAPPY!”


A minute later, the N.C. police got a call about a vehicle (Sanford’s) having drifted into the oncoming lane of traffic and colliding with a truck. Fortunately, the 73-year-old driver of the truck was uninjured. Sanford was pronounced dead at the scene.

“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 My Fox 8. “In a matter of seconds, a life was over just so she could notify some friends that she was happy.”

Maybe it sounds cruel, but consider this article tough love. Do not post to social media while driving — even if your state does not specifically have smartphone laws. You are all smarter than that (mostly).


Make sure Courtney Ann Sanford’s death was not a total loss. Share this reminder on social media — just don’t do it while driving, smartass.

Here’s more sad social media news:

Zach Sobiech, 18-Year-Old Songwriter Of Viral YouTube Video ‘Clouds,’ Dies Of Cancer

YouTube Beauty Guru Talia Joy Castellano Dies

Dominique Banks, Natural Hair Vlogger Passes Away From Longtime Illness

Peter ‘Geriatric 2927? Oakley, Beloved ‘Grandpa of YouTube,’ Passes Away At 86

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