Dale Earnhardt Jr., wife and 1-year-old daughter involved in E. Tennessee plane crash

Posted at 4:51 PM, Aug 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-15 17:24:20-04

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.

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.