Ex-soldier admits killing dad and two children on Father’s Day walk while drink-driving
A former soldier has admitted killing a dad and two children in a crash while he was drunk at the wheel.
David Logan, 37, today pleaded guilty to three counts of causing death by dangerous driving at Preston Crown Court.
He also admitted drink driving and a charge of destroying property, referring to the family’s Yorkshire Terrier, which also died.
Joshua Flynn, 37, and his children Coby-Jay, 15, and Skylar, 12, were walking their family dog Troy when they were struck by Logan’s Peugeot 206 in Abbey Road, Dalton-in-Furness on June 21 2020.
All three were pronounced dead at the scene, along with the Yorkshire Terrier
Wearing a grey Nike Tshirt, Logan spoke only to confirm his identity and guilty pleas to all four charges during the half hour hearing at Preston Crown Court.
The court heard at the time of the collision Logan’s blood alcohol level was 141 microgrammes per 10ml blood. The legal limit is 80mcg/100ml.
In the days following the collision, family members said their world had been turned upside down after hearing the devastating news.
They said: “No words can describe how devastated we are feeling. We are utterly heartbroken and upset by the loss of Joshua, Coby-Jay and Skylar.
“We would like to thank everyone for their kind messages of support, the cards and donations received.
“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.
“Coby-Jay was a typical teenager, obsessed with computers and computer games in particular his Nintendo.
“He was a lovely young man, kind, happy and upbeat.
“Skylar like any young girl at the moment was Tik Tok 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.”
The beloved family dog, Troy, a Yorkshire terrier also died.
He was described as ‘another member of the family, such a good and well behaved lad’, his loss is also felt.
Logan will be sentenced on April 19, 2021.