32-year-old Courtney Sanford was driving on Business 85 in High Point, North Carolina when her car crossed the median and collided with an on-coming truck. Sanford's car burst into flames. Emergency services were called to the scene at 8:34 AM. Investigators confirm that at 8:33 AM, seconds before Sanford collided with the other vehicle she had been using Facebook to post the following status update about Pharrell's "Happy:
Investigators analyzing the accident have also confirmed that Sanford was taking and posting selfies to Facebook as she drove down the highway, not paying attention to traffic.
Lt. Chris Weisner of the High Point Police Department had this to say about the accident:
"In a matter of seconds, a life was over just so she could notify some friends that she was happy," says Weisner.
"As sad as it is, it is a grim reminder for everyone… you just have to pay attention while you are in the car..."
The driver of the truck was not injured.
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