Brophy teen dies from injuries after being struck by car

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By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron

PHOENIX - Brophy College Preparatory senior Robby Mayasich passed away Tuesday early afternoon after succumbing to injuries sustained after being hit by a car early Saturday morning.

Mayasich held on for three days after being hit by a car early Saturday morning while on the shoulder of Carefree Highway during a relay race.

The “Ragnar Relay” is an overnight relay race that started in Prescott and ended in the Valley. Mayasich only made it part of the way. He was on Carefree Highway near Lake Pleasant when he was hit. He had been at St. Joseph's Hospital in critical condition since then.

Brophy's principal Bob Ryan wrote, "Robby’s short life was a gift to all who knew him. He brought joy to his family, friends, and teammates."

Ryan also indicated that Mayasich's organs were donated. The entire senior class at Brophy gathered in the chapel and learned of his death. Counselors will be available to students at Brophy and Xavier throughout the week.

Over the weekend 3TV caught up with some of Robby's friends, who described him as genuine and bright, a great guy. AJ Steinmel told 3TV, “He's just a really great guy. We're all shocked and broken up that this happened to him, we're all really pulling for him.”

It is a very tight-knit community at Brophy and the students, parents and faculty were all praying for the Mayasich family.

Funeral arrangements have not been announced.

A car wash will be held to raise funds on Saturday, March 6 at Camelback Collision Center on the corner of 7th Street and Camelback.