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Social media guru RickCaffeinated dies of natural causes before crash

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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

Midlands social media guru Rick Stilwell, who was known on nearly every social media website by his handle "RickCaffeinated" died of natural causes just before a car accident Friday morning, according to the Richland County Coroner's Office.

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the collision happened around 8:15 a.m. on Farrow Road near Flint Lake Drive, which is just northeast of Interstate 77.

Troopers say Stilwell, 44, who was driving northbound in a 2003 Mini Cooper, crossed the median and continued the wrong way in the southbound lanes. Stilwell eventually collided with a minivan and struck an embankment.

Coroner Gary Watts says Stilwell died as a result of a medical event that occurred just before the crash.

Stilwell has appeared on WIS News 10 to discuss the social media world on multiple occasions.

His last tweet was a link to the song "In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel.

The driver of the minivan was not injured. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts, according to the Highway Patrol.

The Highway Patrol and Richland County Coroner's Office continue to investigate.

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