Man to serve 10 years for causing Cobb crash that killed 2 fathers

A man who was racing another driver when he caused a crash that killed two fathers pleaded guilty to his crimes Wednesday, the Cobb County District Attorney’s Office said.

George Kevin Cambi, 21, was sentenced to 15 years in prison and ordered to serve 10, according to terms of the plea deal. He was taken into custody at a hearing Wednesday and booked into the Cobb jail.

On April 7, 2019, officers were called to a crash on Floyd Road at Bates Road in Austell. Investigators said a black 2010 Toyota Yaris was turning left onto Floyd Road from Bates Road when it was struck by a red 2006 Infiniti G35.

The crash killed the driver of the Toyota, James Wheeler, 31, of Acworth, and his passenger, Douglas Duff Jr., 35, of Mableton.

Cambi, the driver of the Infiniti, was allegedly racing another vehicle with his 1-year-old child improperly restrained in the car at the time of the crash, according to information revealed at a bond hearing following his arrest.

According to an arrest warrant, Cambi was “racing, driving at speeds well in excess of the posted speed limit, and unlawfully passing other vehicles” when he negotiated a right curve with limited visibility and collided with the Toyota. Cambi and his child also suffered injuries in the crash.

Investigators later determined Wheeler had been driving under the influence of methamphetamine, according to court documents. Cambi’s defense attorney, Phil Holloway, argued Wheeler drove his car into the path of Cambi’s and contributed to the crash.

Cambi spent about eight months in the Cobb jail before being released on $55,000 bond. He has worn an ankle monitor since his release.