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Woman posts to Facebook moments before fatal car wreck

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Police said they believe a woman in North Carolina was posting to Facebook just seconds before she was killed in a fatal car crash.

MyFox8 reported that the crash in High Point, North Carolina, located in the north-central part of the state, happened on Thursday morning, April 24, 2014. Investigators say 32-year-old Courtney Ann Sanford got into a head-on collision when she crossed the median and crashed into a truck. Her car went off the road and caught fire.

Police said the truck in the crash ran off the road as well and it hit a tree. The truck driver was not injured.

According to the report, investigators found out that Sanford had posted to Facebook just moments before the crash.

“The Facebook text happened at 8:33 a.m. We got the call on the wreck at 8:34 a.m.,” said Lt. Chris Weisner with the High Point Police Department, according to MyFox8.

Investigators said the Facebook post said: “The happy song makes me HAPPY,” according to the report. It was discovered that she had also posted photos as she drove down the roadway.

“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.


  • Heather

    What is even scarier study are now showing is that most people as of late text’ing/posting/talking on the phone while driving are NOT the teens you’d think but older persons in their late 20’s, 30’s and 40’s.
    Teens ARE getting the message to not do this while driving but people who think they have more experience operating a vehicle seem to think they are exempt and can ‘handle’ it.
    It’s sad.
    What ever your post, what ever your text, whatever it is… it CAN wait!

    • Christy Cornick Runyon

      I agree 100% with you, Heather! We get behind sooo many cars that are swerving all over the road and it’s older people on their phone either trying to dial or text and you can obviously tell b/c their heads are down as they look at their phones. So scary!! Sad that this woman lost her life but so glad the other driver didn’t die or anyone else.

  • academyofshem

    Well, I certainly feel a little bit safer on the road now that she’s gone. Good riddance. And for you bozos who think I’m cold-hearted, think about it: she could just as easily hit a car full of children.

  • scott flynn

    Some cruel comments here… she lost her life and her use of a electronic device while driving MAY have been a cause to the accident. Sad.
    I know that as I get older I feel like it’s easier to lose control of my vehicle with minor distractions (holding a soft drink for instance). I now try to just focus on my driving and the road around me. I wish more people would get that message.
    Rest in peace lady. Sorry to the family for the tragic loss.

  • Suze Allyn

    I always keep my phone turned off and in my purse so I’m not even tempted to touch it while driving. Killing someone with my car just because I was fooling around with my phone is NOT something I want to live with — and it could happen to anyone, any time. Especially around motorcycles and bicyclists, but really anything.

  • David

    I’d like to die happy, preferably without putting others at risk. But if it’s to the strains of Pharrell Williams’ auto-tune grindvocal, I want a bloody refund.

  • Dave

    I’m thankful that the man in the truck was uninjured. Far too often, for the innocents, this is not the case.

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