Courtney Ann Sanford was a 32-year-old woman from Clemmons, N.C. who wanted to share her good vibes with everyone on Facebook while she was driving her car. Unfortunately, her timing proved deadly. Sanford let her friends know how much she liked the "happy song" just before she died.
Courtney's car crossed the median and hit an oncoming truck on Business Route 85 in High Point, N.C.on Thursday. Her vehicle ran off the road and burst into flames. She was pronounced dead at the scene, Syracuse.com reports April 27. The truck hit a tree, but the driver wasn't injured.
Police said Courtney Ann Sanford had her seat belt on, but that it wasn't properly buckled. High Point Police Lt. Chris Weisner said investigators have ruled out drugs, alcohol, and speed as being involved in the fatal accident. Sanford posted her Facebook message at 8:33 a.m., about one minute before she crashed the car.
Courtney wrote this on her FB post: "The happy song makes me HAPPY."
"In a matter of seconds, a life was over just so she could notify some friends that she was happy," Weisner said. He added that her online activity revealed she was also snapping 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 on MyFox8.
This is something a lot of people do while operating a vehicle on the road. It seems innocent enough if you key a few words on your phone to communicate with someone, but when something happens so fast on the road there's no time to react if you're not paying full attention. Courtney Ann Sanford learned a devastating lesson by paying for it with her life.