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Perfectly healthy 16-year-old boy dies of heart attack after drinking too much caffeine in one day

By Mason White 4:28 PM May 18, 2017
Davis Allen Cripe
Davis Allen Cripe
By: Emily Lewis

(Scroll down for video) The parents of a perfectly healthy boy were shocked to learn that their son died of a heart attack due to excessive caffeine, according to police in South Carolina.

The Richland County Coroner said that 16-year-old Davis Allen Cripe, died as a result of a cardiac incident following consumption of several caffeinated beverages.

Cripe attended the Spring Hill High School, and was an excellent student. He was outspoken against drugs and alcohol abuse, but enjoyed caffeinated drinks.

One day, Cripe drank a large Mountain Dew, which is full of caffeine, a caffeinated latte, and also some kind of energy drink containing a large amount of caffeine.

Suddenly, Cripe collapsed. He was rushed to the hospital, where he later died as a result of a heart attack.