BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Yo Mama’s Restaurant downtown is holding a fundraiser for the Fairfield Fire Chief, Kevin Sutton, who was killed in a crash on Sunday.
An 18-wheeler lost control on I-59 in Birmingham and collided with a car, killing Sutton and injuring his wife and daughter.
Yo Mama’s will donate 24 percent of all proceeds to the Sutton family.
“We want to run tables all up and down the street,” said Denise Peterson from Yo Mama’s. “The fire truck will be here and we will also have a booth. They will have a booth outside for donations and we will have one inside for extra donations.”
Crystal Peterson, the General Manager at Yo Mama’s restaurant said Sutton was not only a regular customer but a family friend. She said she’ll miss seeing him walk through the door.
“He always comes in with a bright smile, even on a rainy day. So when I see rain, I don’t even think of sadness. I think of the umbrella of smiles that he used to make,” said Peterson.
Peterson said the response to the fundraiser has been tremendous since the announcement.
“Everybody was compassionate about wanting to help. People have been calling ever since we said that we would do it, ever since we posted it on Facebook Monday night. And we’re really excited to make this happen for him and his family,” she said.
The fundraiser will be from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Thursday night.