Woman tweets delight at ‘Happy’ song before being killed in tragic car accident

A woman was tragically killed in a motorway accident after tweeting her love of Pharrell William’s smash hit ‘Happy.’


by Fiona Day |
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32-year-old Courtney Sandford was left dead after head on collision with a truck in North Carolina, USA. The car then caught on fire and careered into a tree.

Moments before the crash, Courtney posted a tweet reading: ‘The happy song makes me HAPPY!’According to authorities, the tweet was posted at 8.33am and the first 911 call was just a minute later.

A police spokesperson told WGHB: ‘In a matter of seconds, a life was over just so she could notify some friends that she was happy.’

Police have reminded motorists not to use their phones whilst driving
Police have reminded motorists not to use their phones whilst driving

Drugs and alcohol have been ruled out as a cause of the crash but a toxicology test has still be run to confirm.

Courtney was wearing a seatbelt, but police have said that it wasn’t fastened properly.

Sadly, the timing of the tweet along with a series of selfies taken by the victim revealed that she was using her phone whilst driving.

They said in a statement: ‘As sad as it is, it is a grim reminder for everyone… you just have to pay attention while you are in the car.’

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