Man sentenced for crash that killed 2 fathers
George Kevin Cambi was racing another driver when he caused a crash that killed two fathers in 2019.
The Cobb County District Attorney’s Office said Cambi pleaded guilty to his crimes this week. According to terms of the plea deal, Cambi, 21, was sentenced to 15 years in prison and ordered to serve 10.
Officers were called to a crash on Floyd Road at Bates Road in Austell on April 7, 2019. 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, driven by Cambi. The crash killed the driver of the Toyota, James Wheeler, 31, of Acworth, and his passenger, Douglas Duff Jr., 35, of Mableton.
According to information revealed at a bond hearing following his arrest, Cambi was allegedly racing another vehicle with his 1-year-old child improperly restrained in the car at the time of the crash. Cambi and his child suffered injuries in the crash. The arrest warrant says 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.
It was later determined that Wheeler had been driving under the influence of methamphetamine, according to court documents. Cambi’s defense attorney, Phil Holloway, tried to use this information to argue that Wheeler drove his car into the path of Cambi’s and contributed to his death and that of his passenger.
Following his initial arrest, Cambi spent about eight months in the Cobb jail before being released on $55,000 bond. Cambi was immediately taken into custody after his plea and booked back into the Cobb jail.