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Ex soldier accused of killing father and two children hit by car on Father's Day walk

A former soldier accused of killing three members of the same family as the enjoyed a Father's Day walk together is facing Christmas behind bars.

Supermarket manager David Logan appeared at Preston Crown Court this morning, where a custody time limit was extended from December 24 to April 30.

The 47-year-old is charged with three counts of causing death by dangerous driving.

He is alleged to have caused the deaths of Joshua Flynn, 37, his son Coby-Jay, 15, and daughter Skylar, 12. 

The family were out walking their Yorkshire terrier, Troy, on a Sunday afternoon on the outskirts of Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria, when Logan's Peugeot 206 allegedly mounted the pavement and struck them before hitting a tree.

Supermarket manager David Logan is charged with three counts of causing death by dangerous driving. He appeared at Preston Crown Court this morning, where a custody time limit was extended from December 24 to April 30

Joshua Flynn, 37, his son Coby-Jay, 15, and daughter Skylar, 12 were out walking their Yorkshire terrier, Troy, when Logan's Peugeot 206 allegedly mounted the pavement and struck them before hitting a tree

The family's dog, Troy, described as 'another member of the family', also died in the crash

Mr Flynn's wife Emma had to be told her entire family had been wiped out in a matter of seconds.

In a statement released by the Flynn family at the time of the incident, they paid tribute to the 'doting dad' and his children.

The family said their world had been 'turned upside down' and had been left 'heartbroken'.

Logan, a former soldier who lives in a flat in Dalton-in-Furness around a mile from the crash scene, denies the charges and is due to stand trial next year on April 26.

In a tribute after the tragedy, Mrs Flynn and her family said in a statement: 'From the moment we received this terrible news our whole world has been turned upside down and there are no words to 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 the 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.

Logan, a former soldier who lives in a flat in Dalton-in-Furness around a mile from the crash scene, denies the charges and is due to stand trial next year on April 26. 

'Joshua was fitness mad and loved going to the gym and exercising.

'Coby-Jay was a typical teenager, he was 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 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.'

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.' They added: 'His loss is also felt.'

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