Jake McKinlay Car Accident: Manawatū Jets star killed in deadly Horowhenua crash

Jake McKinlay Car Accident: Manawatū Jets star killed in deadly Horowhenua crash.

Early on Monday morning a deadly crash happened following a collision between a car and a truck on State Highway 1 north of Ōtaki. At least one person has been confirmed dead from the crash.

According to police, the deceased victim was identified as the driver of car of the car involved in the crash which happened around 6 a.m.

A post made via a Manawatū Jets social page identified the victim of the crash as 20-year-old basketball star, Jake McKinlay.

“It’s with heavy hearts and immense sadness; we mourn the passing of a member of the Jets family, Jake McKinlay, who was tragically taken in a car accident this morning,” the post read.

“We have no words that can express the sorrow and loss of this exceptional young man who still had his whole life ahead of him. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Jake’s family and friends at this difficult time,” Manawatū Jets wrote.