CHANDLER, AZ – Bobby Kramer was killed in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 10 near Chandler Boulevard. The Arizona Department of Public Safety says it happened at 12:30 a.m on February 10, 2021. Troopers received multiple calls of a wrong-way driver in a silver sedan traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes on I-10 near Ray road. Shortly after the calls, they were notified of a crash involving the vehicle just west of Chandler Boulevard. DPS confirmed that Thursday morning. Kramer, 31, was a Navy veteran who was born and raised in Phoenix.
Friends of Kramer put together a fundraiser for his memorial fund to help his family with anything they need during this time. As of Friday morning, they have raised nearly $65,000 out of their $75,000 goal. If you are interested in making a donation, click here.
The wrong-way driver, a 25-year-old woman, was transported to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Impairment is suspected. A third vehicle was involved; that driver will be OK.
Gov. Doug Ducey reportedly wants to hire six more DPS trooper for the night shift. He also would like to see 76 more thermal cameras to detect wrong-way drivers. Ducey’s proposed budget includes money to expand wrong-way detection systems on Interstate 17, Interstate 40 in Northern Arizona, and Interstate 19 in southern Arizona.
We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Bobby Kramer over this tragic loss.