Men indicted on charges in crash that killed 2 Cobb dads

George Cambi, left, and Xavier Flores are charged in connection with a fatal accident that killed two fathers April 7 in Cobb County.

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George Cambi, left, and Xavier Flores are charged in connection with a fatal accident that killed two fathers April 7 in Cobb County.

Two men have been indicted on charges in connection with a fatal crash that killed two fathers in Cobb County.

A Cobb grand jury on Thursday indicted George Kevin Cambi and Xavier Flores on two counts each of vehicular homicide in the first degree and hit and run. They were also indicted on one charge of cruelty to children in the second degree, court records show.

James Wheeler, 31, of Acworth, was behind the wheel of a Toyota Yaris that was traveling westbound on Bates Drive in Austell around 4:44 p.m. April 7 when it turned onto Floyd Road and into the path of a red 2006 Infiniti G35. Wheeler and his passenger, 35-year-old Douglas Duff, Jr. of Mableton, were both killed in the collision.

Cobb police said 19-year-old Cambi, the driver of the Infiniti, had his one-year-old child improperly restrained in the car at the time of the crash. They both suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according to authorities.

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Cambi was arrested and initially charged with reckless driving, racing, two counts of first-degree vehicular homicide and second-degree child cruelty, authorities said. A grand jury in June indicted the Austell man on charges of vehicular homicide and cruelty to children.

Cobb police say witnesses told investigators that Cambi was racing the driver of a 2007 Chevrolet Trail Blazer. The driver of the SUV was later identified as Flores, who was arrested in August on charges of racing, reckless driving, two counts of first-degree vehicular homicide and two counts of felony hit-and-run.

Flores, 26, of Marietta, was booked into and released from the Cobb County Jail on a $55,220 bond. Cambi was denied bond at a hearing held in May and remains at the Cobb County Jail.


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