A 42-year-old married father of two has been identified as the man who was crushed to death in a freak accident at the drive-thru window of a Vancouver McDonald’s restaurant.
Tony Eyles was grabbing breakfast around 5:30 a.m. at the fast-food eatery on Tuesday when he dropped his bank card and got out to retrieve it — only to be pinned against the building by his car, News 1130 radio reported.
He was on his way to work at the time.
Eyles died just a few weeks short of his ninth wedding anniversary, leaving behind two children, ages eight and six, the outlet said.
“He’s just the perfect dad, the perfect husband” Eyles brother-in-law, Neal Pender, told the station. “Unfortunately [my newborn] never got to meet Tony. Tony would have adored that kid and he would have adored Tony, too.”
Two separate fundraisers for the family have brought in more than $100,000 from nearly 800 donors to help the family as of Monday morning.
Vancouver police and the British Columbia coroner’s office are still investigating.
“You know, I looked up to him,” Pender said. “He should still be here. They are going to have to do an investigation on this because it just doesn’t make sense.”