A 3-year-old boy who was killed when his father crashed into a tree in Fremont while allegedly speeding on Tuesday afternoon has been identified by police as Angelo Gil, of Milpitas.
The accident happened around 12:50 p.m. on Paseo Padre Parkway between Chadbourne Drive and Dorne Place.
The toddler's father, 34-year-old Gilbert Gil, was driving the car and his mother, 31-year-old Joie Gil, was in the passenger seat when the car went off the roadway and struck a tree, police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques said.
Bosques said it appears the car was speeding before the crash. She said the impact split the vehicle in half, sending the back half of the vehicle onto the front lawn of a nearby home with Angelo still inside.
Angelo was in a child safety seat in the back of the vehicle but was ejected when the car came apart, Bosques said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Gilbert Gil was also ejected, and suffered major injuries. His wife was critically injured and was pulled from the car by firefighters, Bosques said.
They were both taken to a hospital, where the wife remained Wednesday in the ICU in critical condition, Bosques said.
Gilbert Gil underwent surgery Tuesday night and was in stable condition Wednesday.
The crash shut down a section of Paseo Padre Parkway for more than seven hours Tuesday afternoon, police said.
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.
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