Fremont police arrest father who survived crash that killed wife, child

June 8, 2013 3:51:32 PM PDT
A Milpitas man who drove his car into a tree killing his wife and 3-year-old son in Fremont Tuesday has been arrested on three felony counts.

Gilbert Gil, 34, was arrested in Hayward Friday on two felony counts of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence and one count of felony child endangerment, Fremont police announced today. Gilbert Gil was transferred by ambulance to the Santa Rita County Jail without incident.

Police say speed unsafe for the conditions is the primary collision factor. Although police continue to investigate, police estimate Gilbert Gil was traveling at about 65 mph.

Gilbert Gil was driving his wife Joie Gil, 31, and son Angelo Gil, Tuesday around 12:50 p.m. on Paseo Padre Parkway between Chadbourne Drive and Dorne Place, when he lost control of the vehicle, according to police. The car reportedly split in half when it careened into a tree.

Gilbert Gil and his child, who was fastened in a child safety seat in the backseat of the car, were ejected from the vehicle, police said. Angelo Gil was pronounced dead at the scene. Joie Gil was pulled from the vehicle but was pronounced dead Wednesday, according to police.

Gilbert Gil suffered major injuries and underwent surgery Tuesday night.

Police estimate several more weeks of investigation while officers analyze collision data and await the final toxicology test results.

Gilbert Gil will be arraigned in court on the charges next week.

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