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Dale Earnhardt Jr., Wife & Baby Daughter in Plane Crash in Tennessee

Dale Earnhardt Jr., Wife & Baby Daughter in Plane Crash in Tennessee
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NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family were passengers in a 10-seat Cessna that crashed Thursday at Elizabethton Municipal Airport in Tennessee, TMZ reports.

Dale, his wife Amy, their 1-year-old daughter Isla, and two pilots were on the plane when it left the runway and caught fire.

His sister Kelley confirmed the news, letting fans know they are all okay.

She tweeted, “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.”

NBC affiliate WCYB posted a photo of the fiery plane, and video of Dale being treated at the scene.

Carter County Sheriff Dexter Lunceford told ESPN that no one was seriously injured and that Dale was awake and talking after the crash.

Earnhardt Jr. is now a NASCAR analyst for NBC and part-time racer in the Xfinity Series. His next race is scheduled for August 31.

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