Jake Mckinlay, Manawatū Jets basketball player dies on SH 1, Horowhenua car crash

Jake Mckinlay car accident – What happened to Jake Mckinlay?

Jake Tyrone McKinlay Death – Cause of Death : Jake Tyrone McKinlay, a “young man full of talent and heart”, and a Manawatū Jets basketball player has passed away following a deadly collision that happened in the early hours of Monday morning, December 20, 2021. The accident happened on State Highway 1 in the Horowhenua district. According to reports, the deadly crash that claimed the life of the young promising star involved a truck and car.

“The news of his death was made known through a Facebook announcement made by the Property Brokers Manawatū Jets “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. 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. Fly high, brother. Lots of love always, Jake. Your Jets fam xx”

“It’s with deep sadness that we join the New Zealand basketball community, and mourn the tragic passing of Jake Mckinlay this morning.
Jake was a special young man with a promising basketball career ahead of him, seizing every opportunity and support to improve his game and his himself as a man.
Our heartfelt condolences are extended to Jake’s mother, Gayna, at this time. No words can express the loss of one’s child. He roimata tana kai i te ao i te po.
Rest in peace, Jake”.

“It is with the deepest sadness and with an ache in our hearts that we bring this news to our Basketball Manawatū community this evening. Today we lost a son, a friend, a role model, a member of our wider family who means the world to everyone who knew him.
Rest in love Jake Tyrone McKinlay. You have set the bar so high for others to follow, your work ethic was second to nobody. The times we would sit in our office and see you out on the courts striving to be your best – day in and day out, leaving only when you had emptied the tank and some.

We are so proud of the young man you were – the kindness you showed the younger generation will be missed by those Rangatahi and Tamariki you worked with.
Sending so much love to your beautiful Mumma Gayna Mckinlay. Those who know you both will attest to the fact that you are all those wonderful things that you are – because of her and the amazing mum she was to you.
Rest now Jake knowing you have left a memory that will live on in our hearts forever.”

“The Block City Basketball Club are heartbroken to have heard of the passing of valued team member and brother Jake McKinlay earlier this morning.
Feels like the heart of our squad has been taken. Never missing an opportunity to put shots up, played with his heart on his sleeve and always gave his all to the club.
You had a massive impact on us, not only as a club but as people with your awesome attitude, work ethic and all round great personality. Always turning up with a big grin on your face. You will be sorely missed.
Our thoughts and condolences are with his family and friends in this tough time 
Gone but never forgotten, love ya Jake from the Block City fam”. 


We extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of McKinlay. Jake Mckinlay obituary will be released by his family.


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