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Teenage boy in US died after drinking energy drinks too quickly

Davis Allen Cripe, 16, collapsed at school and later died in hospital.

A TEENAGER IN South Carolina died after drinking energy drinks too quickly, a coroner has ruled.

Davis Allen Cripe, 16, collapsed at school on 26 April and later died in hospital.

Local news station WLTX reports that Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said an excessive amount of caffeine was the cause of the teenager’s death.

Watts said Cripe had consumed a number caffeinated drinks on the day he collapsed, including a large diet Mountain Dew, a cafe latte and some type of energy drink.

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The coroner said energy drinks can be dangerous and encouraged people not to drink them.

“This is what’s dangerous about this. You can have five people line up and all of them do the exact same thing … and it may not have any type of effect on them at all,” Watts said.

The boy’s father, Sean Cripe, said he was “broken-hearted” and his son was “a great kid”. He urged parents to talk to their children about the dangers of energy drinks.

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