The Milpitas man at the center of a single-car crash in Fremont Tuesday afternoon that killed his wife and his 3-year-old son has been arrested on multiple felony charges.
Gilbert Gil, 34, was arrested in Hayward Friday on two counts of felony vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence as well as a charge of felony child endangerment, according to Fremont Police.
Gil was taken into custody without incident and transported to Santa Rita County Jail by ambulance Friday, police said.
The charges stem from an accident around 12:50 p.m. on Paseo Padre Parkway between Chadbourne Drive and Dorne Place.
Gil was allegedly speeding along on Paseo Padre Parkway when lost control of his car, veered off the road and crashed into a tree, police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques said.
Fremont traffic officers later reported that the car was traveling around 65 mph, according to preliminary data.
Bosques said the impact of the crash split the vehicle in half, sending the back half of the vehicle onto the front lawn of a nearby home with Angelo still inside.
Gil’s son Angelo was in a child safety seat in the back, but was ejected when the car came apart, Bosques said. Angelo was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency responders.
Gil was also ejected from the car and suffered major injuries. His wife, Joie Gil, 31, was critically injured and was pulled from the car by firefighters, Bosques said.
Though she underwent surgery for her wounds Tuesday evening, Joie Gil was pronounced dead the following afternoon, police said.
Gil underwent surgery Tuesday night and had been recovering since then.
Fremont Police said Saturday that though Gil was arrested, the investigation would continue for several weeks. Investigators were continuing to look into collision data and were still waiting for toxicology results Saturday.
“While this continues to be an ongoing investigation, the primary collision factor has been determined to be unsafe speed for conditions,” said a statement from the Fremont Police.
Gil was expected to be arraigned in court the following week.
Police told KTVU Tuesday that relatives of the Milpitas family said the three were headed to a water park in Fremont that afternoon when the accident occurred.
Neighbors told KTVU Wednesday that Joie Gil also had a 12-year-old son from a previous marriage.
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