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ROBOTICS AWARD TO HONOUR LOCAL TEEN WHO DIED AFTER CAR CRASH

Image Credits – robertkazrobotics/gofundme

Friends and family of Robert Kaz have been left devastated, after the 19-year-old died following a single car crash out at Tidbinbilla last week.

Robert succumbed to his injuries in hospital on Thursday November 16 after his car had slammed into a tree on Paddys River Road the day before.

It was the sixth death on ACT roads this year.

While dealing with the immeasurable grief, family members have banded together to create an award in Rob’s honour.

Money raised from a GoFundMe account will go towards the St. Francis Xavier College robotics program – something Rob was a key part of.

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It’ll help pay for attendance at competitions and enable the program to continue.

A trophy will also be awarded each year to a student who shows the same passion and dedication for the IT fields that Rob did.

 “Rob’s tragic death has left his local and online communities shocked and saddened,” his cousin Cass said.

“I know that it would bring his parents great comfort to see these communities come together to establish a perpetual award in his name and to directly support something that he was passionate about.”

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Cass said Rob was super passionate about cars, programming, robotics and 3D modelling.

“He was also a big softie who had a quirky sense of humour, a strong bond with his mum Wendy and a shared love of cars and collectables that strengthened his relationship with his dad Peter.”

You can show your support by donating at the GoFundMe page.

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