Coventry Male Killed in Early Morning Crash

18-year-old Douglas Auger lost control of his vehicle on Fish Hill Rd.


Update: A hip-hop show will be held at Friday evening in honor of Doug Auger. Doors will open at 9 p.m., with the show scheduled until 1 a.m. $1 from each $5 admission will be donated to the Auger family.

Click here to view the event's Facebook event.

On 12:02 a.m. on Friday, Coventry Police responded to the area of 287 Fish Hill Rd., approximately a half mile in from Harkney Hill Rd. to investigate a one car motor vehicle accident. 

According to police, a preliminary investigation showed that an 18-year-old male was operating a black 2002 Honda Civic southbound on Fish Hill Rd. when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a tree. The driver was the only occupant of the vehicle.    

Central Coventry Fire and Rescue Personnel responded and extricated the male from his vehicle where he was pronounced dead at the scene by the state medical examiner.

The driver is identified as Douglas Auger, age 18, of Weaver Hill Rd., Coventry RI.  Doug was a recent graduate (2012) of Coventry High School. Coventry High School Principal Michael Hobin advised that the high school will be open on Saturday August 18 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Councilors will be available.  

The accident remains under investigation. 

Allie Lindsey August 18, 2012 at 02:37 AM
Rest in peace Doug I'm going to miss our hangouts you always making fun of me! I will never forget you and I'm sure no one else will either your basketball skills will always be better then mine no matter how hard I try you were a great guy and I'm so sorry your life ended at such a young age! I'm going to miss you so much no one will best your record of how many times you have thrown me into a pool! Your Forever in my heart Doug <3
Sanna Jawo August 18, 2012 at 03:13 AM
Our prayers are with the family at this difficult time we all have memories watching him play BASKETBALL HE WILL SURLEY BE MISS BY ALL RIP Sanna,Lisa Trev and Nate
Kelly rossi August 18, 2012 at 04:23 AM
Susan I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family,I will keep you all in my prayers. Kelly Rossi (friend of robin)
tabitha August 18, 2012 at 04:07 PM
It so sad he had to go so soon my prayers go out to you and your family. Tabitha
Michael Chippendale July 21, 2013 at 11:58 AM
The life of a young man like this is so tragic and not only devastating to the family and close friends, but it really makes all of us think about how fragile life is... Doug had a lot of friends I'm learning and that will serve to comfort the family, but the sadness of loss like this is not easily overcome. Doug - may the Lord bring you home to share in his Glory and may he grant your family the peace of mind, heart and spirit and help them to remember the positive impact you had on this world. God Bless the entire Auger family, and the community.


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