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They have gone together… Dad’s tribute to crash twins

Wreckage: Police stand next to the family’s Kia Sportage and M&S lorry in Barnstaple, north Devon PICTURE: IRVING/EXETER

A HEARTBROKEN father spoke last night of his ‘enormous’ loss after his 12-year-old twins and their mother died in a car crash.

Chris Gaskin, 43, was spending time with his son Jack, 14, who witnessed the crash while in a separate car with his stepfather.

Police yesterday named the victims as Jane Baker-Lockett, 43, and twins James and Amy Gaskin, from Milton Keynes.

Tragedy: Jane Baker-Lockett and her twins James and Amy, 12, (below) died in the collision with lorry

They died when their Kia Sportage was involved in a head-on collision with a lorry on the A361 near Barnstaple, north Devon, on Monday.

Paying tribute to the twins, Mr Gaskin said: ‘They came into this world together and sadly they have gone together. It is an absolute tragedy.

‘They were two fantastic kids who were inseparable. It is hard to put into words what has happened. But I do know they have left behind a brother who adored them.

‘It is not the right words but the only positive thing out of this is that they have left this world together.’

Mr Gaskin, an avionics engineer with Luton-based Monarch Airlines, said he was comforting his surviving son, who was in a car in front with stepfather Paul Lockett, 42.

He said Jack was coping with the tragedy, adding: ‘He is being so mature and I am in awe of him. He has lost his best friends in the world and he is coping very well.’

A neighbour of Mrs Baker-Lockett said: ‘It is a terrible shame. They were a lovely family. They had three children and two dogs.’

Police confirmed the mother died at the scene and Amy was pronounced dead on arrival at North Devon District Hospital. James died shortly after his arrival at hospital following the collision with the M&S lorry.