NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his wife are OK after the plane they were flying in crashed in East Tennessee.
CBS affiliate WJHL reports that the private plane crashed at the Elizabethton Airport Thursday afternoon.
Airport Manager Dan Cogan said it ran off the end of the runway and caught fire.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s sister Kelley posted on Twitter saying the couple's 1-year-old daughter Isla was also boarding the plane.
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. We have no further information at this time. Thank you for your understanding.
— Kelley Earnhardt (@EarnhardtKelley) August 15, 2019
Elizabethton Fire Chief Barry Carrier said no one was injured.
Highway 91 at Industrial Drive was closed as emergency crews responded to the crash. The sheriff’s office asked locals to avoid the area.
This story was originally written by Rebekah Pewitt for WTVF.