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Dad crushed to death at McDonald’s drive-thru

A dad-of-two was crushed to death by his own car in a freak accident at a McDonald’s drive-thru in Canada.

Tony Eyles, 42, dropped his card as he went to pay for his breakfast at 5.30am on Wednesday.

He got out his car to pick it up, but the car rolled forward and ‘collided into a structural piece of the restaurant’ on Main and Terminal streets.

Mr Eyles, a family man who ‘did everything to please everybody else’, became pinned by the car door, Vancouver Police said.

Constable Tania Visintin said: ‘Efforts were made by first responders to revive the man, but tragically, he died on scene.

‘This is an absolutely heartbreaking scenario. Our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of this man.’

Two fundraising pages have been launched to support his family, with more than £60,000 raised by 5pm on Saturday.

The second page’s organiser Chris Potter said: ‘Tony was an amazing husband, father, friend and co-worker. You will be missed Tony, truly a great guy.’

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Brother-in-law Neal Pender said his sister Caitlin had an ‘absolutely amazing’ marriage with Mr Eyles.

He told Global News: ‘My sister is devastated, they were best friends, they had an absolutely amazing marriage. He was her best friend, their main support system. It’s heart-breaking.

‘It’s tough to even look at her, she is such a happy person and he was such a spark in her life.’

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Mr Pender added: ‘His kids idolized their dad. He’s somebody you could look up to and I certainly did. Everyone is just devastated.’

Vancouver Police said its collision investigation unit and the British Columbia coroner are investigating the circumstances around his death.

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