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South Australian baby shower tragedy as a young man is hit and killed by a car

The baby shower ends in tragedy after the father’s best friend is hit by a car and killed while leaving the party

  • Jayden McKay, 21, remembers mom as a “caring, kind, gentle soul.”
  • The shocking death came after Mr McKay was at a friends’ baby shower
  • The parents-to-be struggle to fathom the sudden loss of their big companion

A young man who attended his friend’s baby shower has tragically died after being hit by a car after leaving the celebration.

Jayden McKay, 21, left the home of Jarrod Hardman and Brittany Binetti in Aldinga Beach, 46km south of Adelaide, at around 9.30pm on Saturday night when he was hit by a car on Norman Road and died at the scene.

The heartbroken couple remembered him as one ‘loving, caring, kind, gentle soul’ and one of the ‘nicest people I’ve ever met’.

Brittany Binetti (left) and Jarrod Hardman (right)'s baby shower ended in tragedy when her great friend Jayden McKay was killed by a car

Brittany Binetti (left) and Jarrod Hardman (right)’s baby shower ended in tragedy when her great friend Jayden McKay was killed by a car

“He was an amazing person who was so nice to everyone and always looked after his friends,” Mr. Hardman told the Advertiser.

“No matter what he went through, he always cared about his friends. We went to school together and we’ve been close friends for half our lives.

The couple had returned to their Norman Road home for a few drinks after the baby shower when Jayden was “walking to and fro” around 9.30pm.

They heard a noise and when they went to check on Mr. McKay, they found that he had been hit by a car.

They don’t blame the woman who hit their boyfriend and say she didn’t know he was there because there are no lights along the road.

McKay’s mother, Kirsty, said he was the “most loving, caring, kind, gentle soul you could ever meet.”

Jayden McKay (pictured) is said to have had a bright future ahead of him from friends

Jayden McKay (pictured) is said to have had a bright future ahead of him from friends

Jayden McKay, 21, had been to a baby shower before being hit and killed on a dangerous stretch of road

Jayden McKay, 21, had been to a baby shower before being hit and killed on a dangerous stretch of road

She said he was an old soul loved by everyone and didn’t have a mean bone in his body.

“He wasn’t just my son, he was my best friend, my traveling companion, my sounding board, my whole world,” she said.

Mr Hardman said Mr McKay had a bright future at the construction company Catcon, where they worked together.

Police said the driver of the vehicle was assisting in their investigation.

Ms Binetti’s father Paul said the road where Mr McKay was killed could be very dangerous.

“You hear cars going up and down like they’re on a drag strip,” he told 7News.

Locals say the stretch of road has seen heavy traffic in recent years.

They are now calling for an urgent improvement in security in the area to prevent another tragedy.

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Bradford Betz

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