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Man arrested after car crash kills his wife and son

By Mason White 5:42 PM June 9, 2013
Gilberto Gil car after the accident 

By: Shifra Unger
A man lost his family in a horrific car crash, now, he is being charged for their deaths.

The man of Milpitas, California has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter in connection with a car accident that killed his wife and his 3-year-old son.

Gilberto Gil, 31, was booked on Friday at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin on two counts of felony vehicular manslaughter, gross negligence and child neglect.

Gil was taking his family to a Fremont water park. Police allege that he traveled at least 65 miles per hour in a 35 mph zone when he lost control of his Honda and crashed his vehicle into a tree.

The impact was so severe that the car was separated into two parts. His 3-year-old son, Angelo, was thrown from the car. He was found still strapped to his car seat and he died at the scene.

Gil’s wife, Joie Gil, 31, was trapped in the car, and was extricated by firefighters. She was rushed to Regional Medical Center in San Jose, where she died on Wednesday.

Police blame the father’s speeding for the accident. He was arrested and his bail was set at $350,000.