FREMONT -- Funeral services for a mother and her 3-year-old son killed in a tragic car crash that landed the child's father in jail last week were announced Tuesday.
A viewing for Milpitas resident Joie Gil, 31, and her son, Angelo, is scheduled for Wednesday from 4 to 9 p.m. at Lima Family Mortuary, located at 48800 Warm Springs Boulevard in Fremont, according to the funeral home's website. A funeral for both Gil and her son will be held Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at the same location, the website stated.
The toddler died on June 4 when his father, Gilbert Gil, slammed into a tree on Paseo Padre Parkway in Fremont after he lost control of his car, splitting the vehicle in two.
The father and son were both ejected from the vehicle, and Angelo, who was strapped in his car seat, was pronounced dead at the scene. Joie Gil, who was pulled from the wreck, succumbed to her injuries June 5.
Police believe Gilbert Gil, 34, was speeding at the time of the crash. He was arraigned Monday on two charges of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence and one count of child endangerment.
Joie Gil is survived by her parents, husband, two children and three stepchildren, according to the funeral home's website.
In lieu of flowers, Joie Gil's family has asked that donations be made to a trust fund for her children's college expenses. Contributions can be made online at http://fundly.com/in-memory-of-joie-and-angelo-gil.
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