Woman dies in car crash moments after 'Happy' Facebook post

·Nurul Azliah Aripin

A female driver in the US died in a car crash seconds after a Facebook post about how happy she was feeling after listening to Pharell William's global smash hit, “Happy”.

The post reportedly read, “The happy song makes me HAPPY!”

Courtney Ann Sanford, 32, died on Thursday after crashing head-on into a truck along a highway in North Carolina at 8:34am, according to emergency call records to police. Her car was crossing a median road when she crashed head-on into the truck, which ran off the road and hit a tree. The truck driver was unhurt.

Investigations reveal that Sanford's friends told police that seconds before her accident, she had used her mobile phone to post a Facebook message at 8:33am which read, “The happy song makes me HAPPY.”

She had also uploaded images of selfies while she was behind the wheel.

The contagious "Happy" track spawned a worldwide phenomenon, as soon as the music video was posted on YouTube last November.

Watch how the singer himself is overwhelmed by the “Happy” trend:



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