An autopsy from the body of a 16 year-old revealed that the death was caused by caffeine overdose after drinking a a lot of amount from soft-drinks, coffee and also from an energy drink.
Davis Allen Cripe a 16 year old kid from South Carolina died last month April 26 and was confirmed by Richland County coroner Gary Watts that it was because of excessive consumption of caffeine.
Watts said that the Heart Arrhythmia killed Cripe, it occurs when the electrical impulses that counterpart your heartbeats to don't work properly which causes heart to beat too fast or too slow that is more than the usual.
Cripe was reportedly drank a large Mountain Dew, McDonald's latte and some kind of energy drink within two hours, and that causes his heart to beat improperly. Watt said to NBC News, that according to Cripe's autopsy found out that "Based on his weight, the intake of caffeine that he had exceeded what is considered a safe level."
Mayo Clinic says that a healthy adult can safely drink up to 400mg of caffeine a day that is equivalent to 4 cups of brewed coffee, 10 cans of soda, two highly caffeinated energy drink. Some of the energy drink in a bottle contains 300 mg of caffeine and some vary in brands.
Investigation from Cripe's death is still on going to find out what energy drink he has consumed before his death, because the brand name of the energy drink is still unknown and might have contain a combined caffeine level that was more than the safe amount required for a human body to drink.
This article is to raise awareness among us all, to prevent fatal consequences which can be prevented by sharing this article with your friends and family. Cripe's parents urge everyone especially the parents to talk to their children about the highly caffeinated beverages which can affect their health.
Source: The Daily Meal