Caffeine to blame for teenager's death, coroner says

The death of a 16-year-old SC boy is serving as an eye-opening alert for those who consume caffeine.

Too much caffeine caused the death of a 16-year-old high school student in SC, according to Richland County Coroner Gary Watts.

According to Watts, this steep caffeine consumption tragically led to a cardiac event that killed Cripe, who was described as a model student.

Too much of caffeine from energy drinks and cafe in a short time can be a lethal combination. Arrhythmia is an abnormal heart rhythm where the heart is not able to pump enough blood into the body, causing a lack of blood flow to the brain, heart and other organs.

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County Coroner Gary Watts noted that the arrhythmia might have been triggered after Davis consumed high amounts of caffeine from three different sources, which include an energy drink, a large Diet Mountain Dew and a café latte from McDonald's.

A McDonald's latte has 142 mg of caffeine, a 570 ml Mountain Dew has 90 mg, and a 450 ml energy drink can have as much as 240 mg.

Davis' autopsy failed to reveal any undiagnosed heart conditions. In addition, there were no drugs or alcohol found in his system, Watts said.

Sean Cripe said he hoped his son's death would save other lives by exposing the potential dangers of excessive caffeine. Circumstances did not agree with Davis Cripe, who has no pre-existing heart condition that could have caused him to collapse and die in a classroom in April. "It's the amount and also the time frame in which these caffeinated beverages are consumed that can put you at risk". But it wasn't a vehicle crash that took his life.

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Watts says like many, Cripe was doing something he thought was totally harmless.

While energy drinks account for just a small segment of the non-alcoholic beverages industry, they are very popular with young people.

The US Food and Drug Administration said adults can consume 400 milligrams of caffeine per day without experiencing side effects. "But it wasn't a vehicle crash that took his life; instead, it was an energy drink", says Sean Cripe.

Cripe's family had said in the days following the tragedy that their teen was healthy with no history of heart problems or anything that would have been considered a warning sign leading up to his death.

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