Coroner identifies Spring Hill High student, 16, who died at ER, autopsy inconclusive

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has released the name of the 16-year-old student who died Wednesday afternoon at Palmetto Health Parkridge Hospital.   The student at Spring Hill High School in Chapin was transported to the emergency room by Richland County EMS after he collapsed in the classroom.

Davis Allen Cripe, 16, of Edgewood Court, Chapin, died at 3:40 p.m. in the emergency room.  The cause of death is pending.   An autopsy  performed Thursday morning was inconclusive.  Further testing is being performed with results expected in the next two weeks.

Davis Cripe. Freeway Music Photo.

The Lexington/Richland 5 school district released a statement late Wednesday, it stated:

“It is with great sadness that we grieve the loss of a Spring Hill High School student today. This is a devastating loss to our entire district community.
At this time, we are respecting the privacy of our student’s family as they grieve this tremendous loss.
Grief counselors will be available at the school for staff and students for the rest of the week.”