Death of Teens Who Drank Racing Fuel Ruled Accidental

The deaths of two Tennessee teenagers who died after drinking racing fuel mixed with soda in January have been ruled accidental. 

Medical officials found the deaths of 16-year-olds Logan Stephenson and J.D. Byram to be accidental, according to WKRN.

Stephenson was found dead in his bedroom on Jan. 21, the morning after he drank racing fuel mixed with soda while hanging out with Byram, according to WPVI.

After Stephenson was found dead, Byram was rushed to the hospital at Vanderbilt University in critical condition. He later died in the hospital.

The mixture of racing fuel and Mountain Dew is known as “Dewshine” and it has been used by teens to get high.

Stephenson’s family raised money after his death to educate teens about the dangers of harmful substances.

Sources: WKRNWPVI / Photo Credit: WKRN 

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