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Woman dies seconds after posting Facebook selfies: 'Happy Song makes me happy'

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North Carolina resident Courtney Ann Sanford died seconds after taking selfies and posting about how the "Happy" song made her happy. FOX News reports that according the High Point police, Sandford's Facebook posts were made seconds before her car crashed head-on into a truck on April 24, 2014.

Sanford, 32, reportedly crossed the median and crashed into a truck on Thursday morning. Shortly after the accident, her friends and family contacted police with word that she had posted about the "Happy" song on Facebook around the same time that the fatal crash occurred.

Investigators state that Sanford posted "The Happy Song makes me so HAPPY" on her Facebook timeline at 8:33 a.m. The police received a call about the crash one minute later at 8:34 a.m.

Lt. Chris Weisner, with the High Point Police Department tells local FOX affiliate WGHP that Sanford was also posting selfies on her Facebook page right before she added the "Happy" comment.

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

Weisner went on to say that the death of Courtney Ann Sanford "is a grim reminder for everyone… you just have to pay attention while you are in the car."

According to DMV.org, the state of North Carolina has several cell phone restrictions for both teen drivers and adults. All drivers are banned from texting while behind the wheel. All drivers under 18 are banned from using cell phones while driving; dialing 911 for an emergency is the only exception. School bus drivers are prohibited from using cell phones.

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