Warning: Tacos can kill you. At least eating too many of them can.
For proof, look no further than a taco eating contest that was held after Tuesday’s Fresno Grizzlies-Memphis Redbirds game in California.
Taco Truck Throwdown 9 will move forward on Saturday, with over 30 taco trucks and the announced entertainment as scheduled.
However, there will be no competitive eating as a part of this year’s event.
— Fresno Grizzlies (@FresnoGrizzlies) August 14, 2019
One of the participants, 41-year-old Dana Hutchings, was in the midst of chowing down tacos when he suddenly collapsed, according to the Fresno Sheriff’s Department. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he died a short time later.
An official cause of death is pending an autopsy, which is scheduled for Thursday. “We are not ruling a cause of death yet,” a rep for the sheriff’s department says. “But we have an idea.”
Should eating contests be allowed to continue? Have you ever competed in one?