NWGA Scanner | March 26th, 2021

Police say Rome man was driving reckless prior to deadly February crash on Redmond Circle that killed father and son

Rome Police have made an arrest in connection to a February crash that killed a father and son. According to police, on February 28th, 2021, a Chevy Tahoe being driven by Sameer Fadi Musleh, 19, of Rome, was traveling northbound on Redmond Circle. A 2016 Acadia driven by Pompilio Cornejo, 61, of Rome, was traveling southbound. The Tahoe struck the Acadia head-on, killing both occupants Pompilio Cornejo and his 18-year-old son Jose Cornejo. Police said the Cornejo’s were pulling out of West Butler Street, less than a mile from their home, on Redmond Circle. Investigators say Musleh was traveling 80 miles per hour in a marked 45 mph zone when he struck the Acadia. Pompilio Cornejo was pronounced dead on the scene, while his son died 35 minutes later at a local hospital. Musleh was booked into the Floyd County Jail on charged with felony homicide by vehicle first degree x2, reckless driving, too fast for conditions, and failure to maintain lane.