32-year-old Courtney Sanford died in head-on collision seconds after uploading pictures of herself and posting “The happy song makes me so HAPPY” to Facebook.
Charles Drew, the inventor of the “blood bank” and pioneer of successful blood transfusions, died during a failed blood transfusion after a car accident in North Carolina.
An experienced parachutist Ivan Lester McGuire, 35, of Durham, North Carolina filmed his own two-mile death plunge after he fell from an airplane while carrying a video camera but apparently without realizing he had no parachute.
Troy Leon Gregg escaped from death row only to be beaten to death in a bar fight later that night.
Peyton Townsend, 4, from North Carolina, was crushed to death by part of a tombstone while playing in a cemetery just minutes before the start of her bible study class.
Gary Allen Banning, 43, from Havelock, North Carolina burned to death after he accidentally drank from a jar of gasoline and then smoked a cigarette.