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Woman dies driving while posting on Facebook about Pharrell's 'Happy'

Woman died in car accident while posting to Facebook about Pharrell Williams song "Happy."
By Danielle Haynes   |   April 27, 2014 at 11:00 AM   |   Comments

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HIGH POINT, N.C., April 27 (UPI) -- A 32-year-old North Carolina woman died in a car accident Thursday just moments after she used her cell phone to post on Facebook.

Police in High Point, N.C., said Courtney Ann Sanford posted a message on Facebook at 8:33 a.m. and one minute later the car accident was reported. She was driving.

“The happy song makes me HAPPY," Sanford wrote of the hit song by Pharrell Williams.

“In a matter of seconds, a life was over just so she could notify some friends that she was happy,” said High Point Police Lt. Chris Weisner.

Sanford drove her vehicle across a grass median and hit a truck. The truck driver was uninjured.

“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.

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