Sean Cripe, father of the 16-year-old boy who died from caffeine overdose in 2017, asked members of the House to place a higher value on the health of America’s children than the profits reaped from the sale of energy drinks, according to the Post and Courier.
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Boy’s Death Highlights Risks of Energy Drinks
Davis Cripe was an otherwise healthy 16-year-old kid when, in April 2017, he allegedly drank a coffee, soda, and energy drink during the final 2 hours of his life, according to WTOL 11 CBS. He collapsed in class, and later died.
“He loved life. He lived it loud,” Sean Cripe said to an NBC affiliate in Columbia, South Carolina. “He had drank an energy drink before class and he had gotten sick really quick. Within a matter of minutes, he had lost his life.”
A Richland County coroner later determined that Davis died from a ‘caffeine-induced cardiac event.’ His parents have made it their personal mission to save other parents from their unfortunate situation.
“It’ll be huge (if bill H.4352 passes),” said Heidi Cripe. “Not only for our son Davis but knowing that here on out other kids will be protected.”
The bill now moves to full committee.
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