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Chandler mixologist killed by wrong-way driver on Interstate 10

Bobby Kramer was a well-known mixologist, father and a Navy veteran.
Credit: Brickyard Downtown

CHANDLER, Ariz. — Flowers and candles sat outside the door at the Brickyard Downton in Chandler to honor a beloved mixologist who was killed earlier this week.

A note said the restaurant was closed Thursday after one of their own was killed by a wrong-way driver.

Robert “Bobby” Kramer, 31, was a respected mixologist in the Valley. He served as the food and beverage director for both the Brickyard Downtown and Hidden House in Chandler.

He also served as a Navy corpsman during Operation Enduring Freedom, according to a statement released by the restaurants’ marketing director.

Troopers said Kramer was killed by a wrong-way driver on the Interstate 10 near Chandler Boulevard early Wednesday morning. 

According to DPS, 25-year-old Hannah Dike was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes, where she collided with Kramer’s vehicle.

Kramer was killed and Dike was transported with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. DPS said impairment may have been involved.

Dike has been booked into the Maricopa County Jail, charged with reckless manslaughter.

Kramer leaves behind a wife and son.

A memorial fund has been set up for the family. It can be found on Facebook. 

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