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It appears the Aurora RVer who died Wednesday, March 14, in a motor home fire may have started the fire by overheating the engine of his motor home.

Ronald Chrivia, 49, was a mobile-home owner at the T Lazy W RV Park near Grand Lake, a seasonal-only RV and trailer park that comprises individually owned RVs, trailer sites and mobile home units and is open from May 1 to Oct. 1.

From the location of his charred motor home at the scene, it appeared Chrivia had driven it with a truck in tow into the RV park on Wednesday to access his family’s vacation getaway there, but the motor home became stuck in the snow in the un-plowed roadway.

“In the process of being stuck, he was over-revving the motor, which probably caused the fire,” said Grand County Sheriff Rod Johnson, on Thursday. “Trying so hard, he ran the motor up very high. The rubber on the rear tire was flying off of the tire, then the drive shaft broke. Somewhere in that process, the transmission or the engine started on fire.”

It’s suspected there may have been an explosion as part of the fire.

But because the damage to the motor home was so extensive, “it’s difficult to understand why he couldn’t get out in time,” Johnson said. Emergency responders found Chrivia’s body just outside of the motor home when they arrived.

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A domestic dispute turned violent at a Florida trailer park Thursday night, leaving three dead — including one elderly Canadian RVer — and two injured.

Broward County police say 76-year-old Ovila Plante, of La Tuque, Que., is dead after a Florida man shot him in the chest before shooting him in the head.

Police allege William De Jesus, 41, shot Plante following a confrontation in front of the Quebec man’s motor home inside Highland Woods RV park, a quite campground at Deerfield Beach, north of Fort Lauderdale.

Plante had been living in the home with his Quebecois girlfriend, Pierrette Beauchemin, who police describe as in her 70s, when De Jesus drove up to the man’s home in a red Mustang, accompanied by his wife and two young children.

Around 6:20 p.m., police say a fight broke out between Plante and De Jesus. De Jesus shot Plante after the Canadian allegedly pushed him. De Jesus then took his wife and children, ages 9 and 7, hostage inside Plante’s RV, which was still occupied by Beauchemin. She somehow managed to flee to officers on the scene, police say.

Around 12:30 p.m. Friday, a SWAT team stormed the RV to find De Jesus and his son, 9, dead. Homicide detectives determined both died from stab wounds. De Jesus’ wife and daughter, 7, were removed to hospital with stab wounds.

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