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Conover police identify crash victim

January 20, 2012

Police have identified a man who died in a fiery car crash in Conover on Tuesday.


The victim, Gordon John Robinson, 64, of Asheville, was found dead inside a crashed vehicle shortly after 9:45 a.m. Tuesday off Reese Drive in Conover.

Authorities believe Robinson suffered a medical condition that led to a fiery wreck, and Conover police are treating the incident as a traffic accident until they receive results from the coroner, said Conover Police Chief Steve Brewer.

Brewer said the victim worked for Fujifilm and had an appointment to work on several machines at the Hickory Printing Group, located off Reese Drive.

When Conover Fire Department responded to the fire, firefighters discovered the vehicle and Robinson’s body. Conover police investigators believe the man died before emergency responders arrived.

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