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Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family involved in plane crash, all expected to survive

The former NASCAR driver was taken to the hospital

Image source: WXII-TV video screenshot

Former NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family survived a fiery plane crash in Tennessee on Thursday, when their private jet rolled off the runway after landing at the Elizabethton Municipal Airport.

What are the details?

According to Earnhardt's sister, Kelley Earnhardt, Dale Jr. was on board the plane along with his wife, daughter, and two pilots. She wrote on Twitter that "everyone is safe and has been taken to the hospital for further evaluation."

ABC News reported that according to Carter County Sheriff Dexter Lunceford, Mr. Earnhardt was the only passenger hospitalized, and his injuries were described as "cuts and abrasions."

Dale Earnhardt Jr. hospitalized after plane crash

WCYB-TV reported that Highway 91 in Stony Creek was closed following the crash. The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the incident.

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