Healthy teen dies of heart problems after too much caffeine

Healthy teen dies of heart problems after too much caffeine

Posted:

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A coroner says a healthy 16-year-old South Carolina high school student died from heart problems after drinking too much caffeine.

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said Monday that Davis Cripe had no pre-existing heart condition that might have caused him to collapse and die in a classroom last month.

Watts says Cripe drank a large Mountain Dew, a latte from McDonald’s and an energy drink in the two hours before his heart fell out of rhythm at Spring Hill High School near Chapin on April 26.

Watts says parents need to know that while a soda or a cup of coffee is OK for teens, large amounts of caffeine can be deadly.

  • Top StoriesMore>>

  • Teen crashes peak during summer months

    Teen crashes peak during summer months

    Summer break is a busy time for teen driving and over the past five years, more than 5,000 victims have been killed in crashes involving teens.

    Summer break is a busy time for teen driving and over the past five years, more than 5,000 victims have been killed in crashes involving teens.

  • UMC EMS responds to County EMS issues

    UMC EMS responds to County EMS issues

    Almost 18 months ago, an advisory committee was created to look at the city's emergency medical services system. It's members are from each area hospital and Lubbock Fire Rescue. These standards are intended to make Lubbock's emergency medical services more modern, to accommodate every citizen.  

    Almost 18 months ago, an advisory committee was created to look at the city's emergency medical services system. It's members are from each area hospital and Lubbock Fire Rescue. These standards are intended to make Lubbock's emergency medical services more modern, to accommodate every citizen.  

  • Lubbock Boys & Girls Club holds 25th Annual Jr. Golf Tournament

    Lubbock Boys & Girls Club holds 25th Annual Jr. Golf Tournament

    Tee times began at 8:00 a.m. sharp at the Stone Gate Golf Course. The tournament was open to boys and girls of every age division, nine and under, ten-12, 13-14 and 15-17. 

    Tee times began at 8:00 a.m. sharp at the Stone Gate Golf Course. The tournament was open to boys and girls of every age division, nine and under, ten-12, 13-14 and 15-17. 

Powered by Frankly