Second arrest made in street racing crash that killed Cobb dads

Cobb County police have made a second arrest in connection with an April street racing collision that left two fathers dead.

Police said Thursday that 26-year-old Xavier Flores of Marietta was arrested on charges of racing, reckless driving, two counts of first-degree vehicular homicide and two counts of felony hit-and-run.

Authorities said Flores was behind the wheel of a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer that was racing another car on Floyd Road in Austell the afternoon of April 7.

The other car, a red Infiniti G35 driven by 19-year-old George Cambi, struck a 2010 Toyota Yaris, killing 31-year-old James Wheeler and 35-year-old Douglas Duff Jr., Cobb police said.

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Authorities said the Toyota turned left on Floyd Road into the path of the Infiniti, which was going northbound.

Wheeler’s mother said her son left behind his girlfriend and his 8-year-old son.

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“He was just a loving, caring person,” Suzanne Wheeler said after the crash. “He had a good heart. He would help anybody. He didn’t care who it was.”

Brittani Marotti, Duff’s sister, said her brother had three children, including an 8-month-old girl, Channel 2 Action News reported.

Cambi and his 1-year-old child, who was improperly restrained at the time of the crash, both suffered injuries that were not life-threatening, police said.

He was arrested on charges of reckless driving, racing, two counts of first-degree vehicular homicide and second-degree child cruelty, authorities said.

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Witnesses told police Cambi was racing the Trailblazer moments before the crash. The driver of the SUV, later identified as Flores, left the scene, police said previously.

He was arrested Wednesday after evidence placed him behind the wheel of the Trailblazer at the time of the crash, Cobb police spokeswoman Officer Sydney Melton said.

Flores remains in the Cobb County Adult Detention Center in lieu of $55,220 bond, jail records show.

A police spokesman said it?€™s under investigation if the 19-year old was in a street race with another car.