Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Maryland Teen Dies After Drinking Four Loko

A 13 year old Maryland teen died in a car accident after he drank a can of Four Loko with friends, said his family.
The teen, Michael Thomas Truluck, felt sick on the ride home and when he opened the passenger side door to throw up, he was immediately hit by a Ford Explorer. He died later at Franklin Square Hospital.

It is not yet clear who gave the teen the caffeine and alcohol fueled party drink, which is outlawed in its original formula in some states.

In its original formula, Four Loko is the equivalent of four beers and one cup of Starbucks coffee – a potentially lethal combination since the caffeine prevents drinkers from fully gauging how intoxicated they really are.

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