Devastated family pay tribute to man and his two children who were killed in Father's Day crash

A grieving family said they have been left 'devastated' after three of its members were killed in a crash in Cumbria at the weekend.

Thursday, 25th June 2020, 11:25 am
Joshua Flynn, 37, his son Coby-Jay, 15 and daughter Skylar, 12, all died after being struck by a car whilst walking in Dalton-in-Furness on Sunday (June 21). Pic: Cumbria Police

Joshua Flynn, 37, his son Coby-Jay, 15 and daughter Skylar, 12, died after they were struck by a Peugeot whilst on a family walk with their dog in Dalton-in-Furness on Sunday afternoon (June 21).

Police said the driver, a 47-year-old man, has been arrested on suspicion of drinking and driving and three counts of causing death by dangerous driving.

In tribute to them, their heartbroken family 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 heart broken and upset by the loss of Joshua, Coby-Jay and Skylar.

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The beloved family dog, Troy, a Yorkshire terrier also died. Pic: Cumbria Police

"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.

Skylar Flynn, 12, died alongside her father Joshua, 37 and brother Coby-Jay,15. Pic: Cumbria Police

"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 at the scene.

He has been described as "another member of the family, such a good and well behaved lad". They said "his loss is also felt".

A spokesman for Cumbria Police added: "The family are currently being supported by our family liaison officers.

"Officers are urging anyone who might have witnessed the incident or the vehicle in the area to contact the serious collision investigation unit or call 101.

"Officers are also keen to hear from anyone who may have dashcam footage which may have captured the collision or the moments immediately before or after."

You can contact T/PS 2265 Jack Stabler (Serious Collision Investigation Unit) – [email protected] or call 101 referencing incident 124 of June 21, 2020.