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Toddler Killed in Fremont When Car Splits in Half

Witnesses said driver of car was speeding and lost control before slamming into tree

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    Terry McSweeney reports from the scene of a crash that left a child dead and two adults seriously injured when their car crashed into a tree. (Published Tuesday, June 4, 2013)

    A little boy was killed in a single vehicle crash in Fremont that split the car in two, and two adults were also critically injured in the Tuesday afternon crash. Police said the family was from Milpitas on their way to a water park.

    Witnesses said the car was speeding down Paseo Padre Parkway between Chadbourne Drive and Dorne Place just before 1 p.m. They said the driver lost control and crashed into a tree.

    Some people on the scene estimated his speed at between 90 and 100 mph.

    Police said the victims were a family of three from Milpitas on their way to a water park. They were a father, mother in their 30s and a son.

    On Wednesday the child was identified as 3-year-old Angelo Gil. His father, 34-year-old Gilbert Gil, was driving the car and his mother, 31-year-old Josie Gil, was in the passenger seat when the car  went off the roadway and struck a tree, according to police.

    Helicopter video from above the scene showed the front portion of the car in the street and the back portion spread across the frontyard of a home.

    Police said the child was restrained in the back seat but was ejected when the car split in half. The child was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Gilbert Gil was also ejected and suffered major injuries, while a female in the front passenger seat was critically injured and was extricated from the car by firefighters, police spokesman Geneva Bosques told Bay City News. 

    Police remained at the scene. Paseo Padre Parkway was closed in both directions for seven hours.