*A parent’s worst nightmare has happened: The death of their child. As the traumatized father admits, we get nervous as soon as they learn to drive, but this had nothing to do with being behind the wheel. David Allen Cripe, 16, collapsed and died after drinking three different caffeinated beverages within a two-hour period, on April 26.
Statistics show the amount of caffeine in the teen’s body was equal to six cups of coffee. Doctors say it wasn’t actually the amount of caffeine in his body, heck, there are plenty of people who drink six cups of coffee a day, right? It was actually the short period of time that the different beverages was consumed: within two hours.