Plane Carrying Earnhardt Jr. & Wife Crashes In East Tennessee; Details Here


NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his wife are OK and have been taken to the hospital after the plane they were flying in crashed in East Tennessee.

WJHL reports that the private plane crashed at the Elizabethton Airport.

Elizabethton Fire Chief says all of the passengers were able to get out safely including Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his wife.

Kelley Earnhardt confirmed that her brother, his wife Amy, and their daughter Isla, were on board the plane when it crashed. Two pilots were also on board.

"I can confirm Dale, Amy & Isla along with his two pilots were involved in a crash in Bristol TN this afternoon. Everyone is safe and has been taken to the hospital for further evaluation," Kelley Earnhardt tweeted. "We have no further information at this time. Thank you for your understanding."

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