THREE members of the same family took their dog for a walk and never came home.

The pedestrians killed in a collision with a car outside of Dalton were named yesterday as the Flynn family - as residents told of their shock following their death.

Dad Joshua James Flynn, 37, and his two children 15-year-old Coby-Jay and 12-year-old Skylar Flynn, were hit by the driver of a Peugeot 206 travelling between Barrow and Dalton on Father's Day, police said.

Family dog Troy was also killed in the collision, which took place on Abbey Road, near to the railway bridge.

Despite the attendance of paramedics and fire crew, all three were pronounced dead at the scene.

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.

The town has been left devastated by the incident. Several people left flowers by the scene of the crash.

The two teenagers both attended Furness Academy in Barrow.

In a letter to parents, headteacher Simon Laheney said: "The loss of Coby-Jay and Skylar from our school community has left a deep void filled with sadness and the numbness we all feel now will take a long time to fade.

"I know as a school community we will take the time needed to grieve and find solace together as we remember how these two young people touched our lives.

He said the school would be open for pupils from Year 7 and Year 10 in the afternoon today and tomorrow to seek support for the loss.

Elsewhere in Dalton, residents described how the town had been rocked by the tragedy.

A 73-year-old who lives opposite the crash scene said: "It's absolutely gutting.

"It's not something you want to happen on a Sunday afternoon.

"I worked for St John ambulance but I've ever never seen anything like this. It was something else.

"It must have been dreadful to be involved."

Colin Lindsay, from the Express Market newsagents in Market Street, said people in the town had be left 'very sick'.

"Everyone's shocked by what's happened.

"But in times like this Dalton people come together, that's what we're like."

Jacqui Chisman, the landlady of the Golden Ball pub in Tudor Square said it was 'devastating'.

"Everybody is shocked.

"I just cannot even begin to imagine what it must be like for the family.

"It must feel unreal for them."

Dalton councillor Steve Nott said: "It's tragic and it really is going to touch the whole community.

"It has saddened people to the core.'

Cumbria Police continue to appeal for dash cam footage of the incident.

Anyone with information on the crash or who witnessed has been asked to call T/PS Jack Stabler on 101.