A DAD has reportedly taken his own life on Father’s Day, years after losing his three young children to a car crash involving a drunk driver.
Edward Lake was found on Monday morning, according to reports.
Lake’s wife, Jennifer Neville-Lake, shared the news of her husband’s death in a tweet on Monday evening.
“My children’s father, Edward Lake, has joined our kids so they can play together, forever.”
The couple lost their three children in a car crash caused by a drunk driver in September 2015.
Daniel Neville-Lake, 9, Harrison Neville-Lake, 5, and Milly Neville-Lake, 2, all died in the crash.
Their grandfather, Gary Neville, 65, was also killed.
A grandmother and great-grandmother of the children were injured in the crash.
The drunk driver, Marco Muzzo, was sentenced to nine years and four months behind bars.
He was granted full parole last year.
According to a Facebook post from Jennifer Neville-Lake, Muzzo was set to be released from prison on June 18 after only serving two-thirds of his sentence.
“My multiple life sentences will never end,” she wrote in the post.
During Muzzo’s sentencing, Edward Lake said he had suffered from suicidal thoughts and anxiety following the crash.
“I feel lost. I feel destroyed. That’s what I feel,” Lake said outside the courthouse.
Jennifer Neville-Lake had visited her children’s grave on Sunday morning.
“Father’s Day 2022. This shouldn’t be real. It can’t be,” her tweet read.
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