Restaurant raises money for family of man killed in Lexington crash


Saturday morning the Applebee's locations off Leestown Road in Lexington and on Turfway Road in Florence, showed their support for the family of 26-year-old James Black by hosting a pancake breakfast to raise money for funeral expenses.

Black, who lived in Northern Kentucky, died on January 9th after crashing his SUV on New Circle Road. Heavy fog was blamed at the time.

He was in Lexington training for his new job as a service manager at the Applebee's in Florence.

He leaves behind his wife Alyson and two young sons. So far, the Applebee's in Lexington has raised close to $2,500 for the family. Earlier this week, the restaurant hosted a Dining to Donate event.

"We would do this for someone who has been here for 10 years or someone who has been here for 2 months like James. So we owe it to his family and to his children to at least let them know that we appreciated James for the short time he was here and the sacrifices they made, by allowing him to be with us for the 9 weeks to train," explained Carrie Logan, the Director of Operations for RMH Franchise in Lexington and Northern Kentucky.

If you would like to help the family and donate, you can call the Applebee's off Leestown Road at 859-226-0697.

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