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.