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Mum says ‘nothing will fix’ her broken heart after drink driver killed husband and kids

The wife of a dad and his two kids killed by a drink driver has said her “heart is broken and nothing will fix it”.

Emma Flynn made the devastating statement during the sentencing of David Logan at Preston Crown Court yesterday.

The heartbroken woman lost partner Josh Flynn and two children Coby-Jay, 15, and Skylar, 12, when they were out walking the family dog in Dalton on June 21 last year, Lancashire Live reported.

The trio were hit by a car driven by Logan, who was drunk and had been told not to drive.

He careered across the carriageway and crashed into the dad, his kids and the dog, who flew “into the air”, according to witnesses.

Logan had been drinking before ploughing his car into the family
Logan had been drinking before ploughing his car into the family

They died instantly.

Logan, of Broughton Road in Dalton, was jailed for 10 years and 10 months.

He could be released on licence after five years and five months.

“One day he is going to get out, his life will go on but I will never get out,” Emma said in her victim impact statement.

“I can’t see my life getting better. The minute he got behind the wheel of his car and killed my family was the minute my life stopped.

The scene of the fatal crash in Dalton
The scene of the fatal crash in Dalton

“My heart is broken and nothing will fix it. The day they died is the day my life stood still.”

Emma described how her life had ‘ended’ the moment her husband, children and dog were killed.

She said: “That day was just a normal day, I went off to work leaving Josh, Coby-Jay, Skylar and Tory to spend the day together.

“I didn’t know that when I left them that would be the last time I saw my family alive; the last time my life was normal.”

Emma said she “cant sleep, always feel tired and can’t eat” since her family was killed.

“I would do anything to bring them back into my life; I feel sick all the time,” she added.

Tributes were left for the family following the crash
Tributes were left for the family following the crash

“The little things like watching TV I can’t cope with.”

Emma said she was ‘scared’ to remove anything from 15-year-old Coby-Jay’s bedroom because “it will erase the memory”.

“It’s not fair,” she said.

“It is too much for me to handle. I would give anything to have my old life back… My husband, my kids, my dog were brutally ripped away from me by the actions of David Logan.”

Emma’s mother, Angela, also gave a statement and said “there was so much Josh wanted to do with his life”.

She broke down in tears as she described how Coby-Jay was “such a considerate boy2 and Skylar, a talented gymnast, was “blossoming into a beautiful girl”.

“We are broken,” she said.

“It is unrelenting. You try to walk alongside the grief but it is like a tsunami because it comes knocking you over and it engulfs every corner of our being.

“School has started without them and it’s so much potential wasted. Wasted.”

Angela revealed how she had written a letter to her grandchildren four weeks after they died.

“I am writing to say how much we miss you every minute of the day and we are lost and I keep saying ‘where are you’,” she wrote.



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