Sameer Fadi Musleh, 20 of Rome, was jailed this week for causing a wreck for that killed a father and son on Redmond Circle at West Butler Street.
Reports stated that Musleh was driving at speeds of at least 80 miles per hour in the 45 zone when he crashed into the vehicle being driven by 61 year-old Pompilio Cornejo and his 18 year-old son Jose Cornejo.
Musleh is charged with two counts homicide by vehicle in the 1st degree, reckless driving, too fast for condition and failure to maintain lane.
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A two vehicle accident at the intersection of Redmond Circle and West Butler Street resulted in the death of a father and son on Sunday.
According to Floyd County Deputy Coroner John Hamilton, 61 year-old Pompilio Cornejo and his 18 year-old son Jose Cornejo were killed when they were struck head on by a Chevrolet Tahoe.
Reports added that the Cornejo’s were pulling out of West Butler Street, less than a mile from their home, on Redmond Circle when they were struck by the northbound Tahoe.
Both Cornejo’s will be sent to the GBI crime lab for an autopsy.
Update: Rome City Police released a prelimiary report that listed the driver of the Tahoe as Sameer Musleh, 19 of Rome. Reports stated that Musleh was driving at a high rate of speed at the time he struck Conrejo. Two other passengers were also in his vechile, an 18 and a 22 year-old male. All were transported to Floyd Medical Center for treatment on minor injuries.
The investigation is ongoing.
Check back later as more details become available.