On April 26, Davis Cripe went to school same as usual, considered by those around him to be strong and healthy.
But by 3:30 p.m., around the time that school ended, he was dead.
Earlier that afternoon, while in art class, he fell to his knees, telling his classmates that he felt lightheaded.
A rush to the emergency room was not effective.
His sudden death remained a medical mystery until the coroner who conducted the autopsy had help from Cripe’s friends, who observed his behavior that day.
“He was a great kid,” said Davis’s father, Sean Cripe. “He didn’t get mixed up in the wrong things. You worry about their safety, their health, especially once they start driving. But it wasn’t a crash that took his life.”
Richland County Coroner Gary Watts, standing beside Davis’s parents, revealed the contributing factors that lead to his death.
According to The Washington Post, Watts said that a case like Davis Cripe’s is unlike any he’s seen in two decades of work.
But he said that it is possible that other unexplained deaths may have had similar causes. So what caused Davis Cripe’s death?... STORY CONTINUES ON NEXT PAGE