‘Yay… not going to die any time soon!!!’
Those were an Oregon man’s haunting final words posted to Facebook moments before he was killed in a head-on collision.
Richard Cota and his wife Amanda were driving home from the doctors office on Thursday afternoon after receiving good news about the 37-year-old father-of-two’s health when he asked her to update his Facebook status.
Within minutes of the post being published, Richard was dead.
According to Oregon State Police, Richard was driving east in a Dodge Neon on Highway 140, about 22 miles east of Medford, when he pulled out to pass another vehicle at a high speed in a no-passing zone.
As the Cotas’ car was in the opposite lane it came up on a westbound Ford F-350 driven by Frederick French.
Attempting to avoid a collision, both men swerved in the same direction onto the gravel shoulder, resulting in the grisly head-on crash at around 5.00pm PST.
Richard was pronounced dead on the scene, while Amanda, 33, and French, 52, were airlifted to the hospital.
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Source: Daily Mail