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Deputies ID Salem man who died in RV fire near Gervais

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Investigators believe a man who died in an RV fire near Gervais was looking for a place to sleep when he hit a rural barn and got stuck in the mud. (Source: Marion County Sheriff's Office) Investigators believe a man who died in an RV fire near Gervais was looking for a place to sleep when he hit a rural barn and got stuck in the mud. (Source: Marion County Sheriff's Office)
GERVAIS, OR (KPTV) -

Deputies identified a 28-year-old Salem man who died in an RV fire near Gervais.

Emergency crews responded to a fully engulfed RV fire that spread to a nearby barn the morning of March 31 on the 9300 block of Mt. Angel Gervais Road.

After putting out the fire, a body was discovered in the RV.

Detectives said Nicholas Leigh Olson, 28, of Salem, was identified by dental records as the person who died in the fire.

Olson's death was determined to be an accident.

Investigators believe Olson was looking for a place to sleep when he crashed his RV into the rural barn and became stuck in the mud. When he got out of the RV to assess the damage, the RV caught fire.

Detectives believe the man went back into the RV and died trying to put out the fire.

A person living in a home on the property told deputies the RV appeared sometime overnight and they did not know who was driving it.

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