Early morning crash claims life of 2 young brothers; father charged with vehicular homicide

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HARRIS COUNTY, Ga. – Harris County Coroner Joe Weldon confirms to News 3 that two boys are dead after an early morning crash Monday.

According to Georgia State Patrol officials around 12:45 a.m Monday, a 2014 Nissan Rogue was traveling south on Hamilton-Mulberry Grover Road where the Nissan traveled trough a stop sign and continued traveling south across both lanes of Georgia State Road 315. The vehicle traveled off the south shoulder and struck a tree and overturned.

A total of five people were in the car at the time of the crash. The driver was the father of the children and the passenger was a family friend were transported to Midtown Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

8-year-old Richard Farrell and 7-year-old John Farrell were pronounced dead on the scene of the crash. A 4-year-old also involved in the crash was taken to Midtown Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

32-year-old Christopher Farrell, the driver of the vehicle, was charged with two counts of homicide by vehicle in the 1st degree, DUI, and other charges.

Georgia State Patrol could not provide further information at this time. Stay with News 3 as more information becomes available.

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