TRAGEDY: Dad, his two teenage children and dog killed on Father’s Day walk ‘by ‘drink driver’, 47 (Photo)

A DAD, his two teen kids and their dog are understood to have been killed in a crash after being mowed down by a suspected drink driver on Father’s Day.

The three family members were out with their dog, which also died, when they were hit by a vehicle at around 2.30pm yesterday. They have been named as Joshua James Flynn, 37, his son Coby-Jay Flynn, 15, and daughter Skylar Flynn, 12. Police said the driver of the Peugeot, a 47-year-old-man from the local area, was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and three counts of causing death by dangerous driving.

Police and paramedics rushed to Abbey Road in Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria, at around 2.30pm on Sunday.

But despite the efforts of emergency responders, three people died at the scene.

The driver suffered injuries that are not believed to be serious or life-threatening.

Witness Ian Singleton, who saw paramedics trying to save the victims, said on Facebook: “I was literally five to ten minutes from being involved on my bike.

“Turned up at the scene and it was like a horror movie. I’m still shook up at what I saw. My thoughts go out to the family involved.”

One woman living near the crash scene said: “There’s an intense sadness.

“It’s horrific and it just feels heavy. We’re in disbelief.

“Whenever something like that happened would be awful but I think the fact it was Father’s Day just multiplied everything.”

Her partner, who did not want to be named, said: “After I noticed the police I went to the top of the drive and looked down.

“I didn’t see the driver of the car but the door to the car was open and it had hit a tree.

“There were emergency vehicles everywhere, police and ambulances, and the fire brigade came down later.”

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