Fire chief’s wife: Stroke caused him to crash motorcycle


GLOCESTER, R.I. (WPRI) — The wife of Chepachet Fire Chief Robert Dauphinais told Eyewitness News her husband suffered a stroke earlier this month, causing him to crash their motorcycle in Wrentham.

Wrentham police said Dauphinais’ motorcycle went up a curb and hit a traffic sign on July 7.

On Wednesday, Dauphinais’ wife Ericka said doctors told her he suffered a stroke at the time of the crash.

Dauphinais was flown to Boston Medical Center. He remains in a medically-induced coma and is still listed in critical condition.

As of Wednesday, a GoFundMe page for Dauphinais had raised more than $20,000.

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