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S.C. Parents Push for Energy Drink Ban After Son’s Death

April 30, 2019 – A bill that would ban the sale of energy drinks to minors in South Carolina passed a subcommittee of lawmakers on Friday, sponsored by a couple whose son allegedly died after drinking too much caffeine.

Davis Cripe, the 16-year-old who died, allegedly consumed a coffee, soda and energy drink in the hours leading to his death, a tragedy that inspired his parents to sponsor H.4352, a bill that would prohibit the sale of energy drinks to children under the age of 18 in the state of South Carolina.

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Bill Would Stop Energy Drink Sale to Children

Bill H.4352 was filed by Representative Leon Howard (D-Richland) and Representative Chip Huggins (R-Lexington), according to WTOL 11 CBS

The bill was supported by Sean and Heidi Cripe, Davis’s parents.

“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.”

Davis drank 3 heavily-caffeinated beverages — a cafe latte, large Diet Mountain Dew and an unspecified energy drink — in the 2 hours before he collapsed in his high school classroom and died. He collapsed around 2:30 p.m. and was pronounced dead at 3:40 p.m., CBS said.

H.4352, now having passed the medical affairs committee, will advance to the full House, despite opposition.

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