Drink-driving ex-soldier, 47, admits killing father and his two children, 15, and 12, in car crash while they were on Father’s Day walk with their dog
- David Logan, 47, admitted killing Joshua Flynn, 37, and his two children last year
- Joshua on Father’s Day walk with Coby-Jay and Skylar when they were killed
- Logan had been over the legal drink-drive limit at the time of the collision
- Ex-soldier appeared at Preston Crown Court via video-link from HMP Preston
- He admitted three counts of causing death by dangerous driving earlier today
- Admitted fourth count, of destroying property as the Flynn’s dog Troy was killed
An ex-soldier who was drink-driving when he crashed into a father and his two children has pleaded guilty to killing them.
Joshua Flynn, 37, had been out on a Father’s Day walk in Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria, with his son Coby-Jay, 15, and daughter Skylar, 12, on June 21 when they died in a crash.
The family were struck by a Peugeot 206 which was being driven by David Logan, 47.
Today, Logan admitted three counts of causing death by dangerous driving at Preston Crown Court via video-link from HMP Preston.
Ex-soldier David Logan, 47, (pictured) who was drink-driving when he crashed into a father and his two children last year in Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria, has pleaded guilty to killing them
Joshua Flynn, 37, (left) had been out on a Father’s Day walk in Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria, with his son Coby-Jay, 15, (right) and daughter Skylar, 12, (middle) on June 21 when they died in a crash
Logan also admitted a fourth count of destroying property, as the family’s Yorkshire terrier Troy was also involved in the crash.
The court heard he was over the legal drink-drive limit at the time of the collision and when breathalysed gave a reading of 141 milligrams per 100 millilitres of breath.
Logan has been remanded in custody ahead of a provisional sentencing date of April 19.
Mr Justice Goss told the defendant: ‘As you know, there is going to be a a very substantial sentence for these offences.’
Last year, the Flynn family issued a statement paying tribute to the ‘doting dad’ and his children.
They said: ‘From the minute we received this terrible news our whole world has been turned upside down and no words can describe how devastated we are feeling.
‘We are utterly heartbroken and upset by the loss of Joshua, Coby-Jay and Skylar.’
In a statement released by Cumbria Police on June 25, 2020, the family paid tribute to ‘fitness mad’ dad Joshua and his two children.
In the statement, they said: ‘From the minute we received this terrible news our whole world has been turned upside down and no words can describe how devastated we are feeling.
‘We are utterly heartbroken and upset by the loss of Joshua, Coby-Jay and Skylar.
‘Joshua was a family man and a good guy. He would do absolutely anything for anyone and was a genuine, lovely man. He was a loving husband and doting dad.
‘Joshua was fitness mad and loved going to the gym and exercising.
Speaking about Coby-Jay, the family said: ‘He was a typical teenager, obsessed with computers and computer games, in particular his Nintendo.
‘He was a lovely young man, kind, happy and upbeat.
Matthew Flynn, paid tribute on Facebook last year to his brother Joshua, who was killed alongside his son and daughter by David Logan, 47
Pictured: Paramedics and police attending the scene of the crash on June 21, 2020, in Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria
Floral tributes at the scene on Abbey Road, Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria, where three pedestrians and their dog died in a road collision involving one vehicle last year
On Skylar, they added: ‘She was like any young girl at the moment was TikTok mad.
‘Like her brother, she enjoyed playing on computer games in particular Roblox – exchanging pets.
‘She was always so happy with a lovely smile on her face.’
Joshua’s brother Matthew also paid tribute to the family, on Facebook, accompanied with a picture of the two of them together as children.
He said: ‘This is how I will always remember you Josh.
‘We didn’t always see eye to eye and had our ups and downs, but what brothers don’t.
‘Right now my heart is broken with such an intense and overwhelming pain.
‘I can’t stop thinking about you and poor Coby and Skylar. Love you all Josh. And my thoughts will always be with (his wife) Emma.’
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