Authorities say retired NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and his wife were two of the people on a plane that has crashed in northeastern Tennessee.
Earnhardt’s wife, Amy Riemann, attended the University of Kentucky where she was a cheerleader.
Earnhardt was taken to the hospital following the crash. His sister Kelley Earnhardt tweeted the family is safe, and everyone was taken to the hospital to be evaluated.
An airport manager said the plane ran off the end of the runway and caught fire. Everyone inside the plane was able to get out.
Earnhardt is scheduled to be on the television commentary team for the NASCAR event in Bristol, Tennessee.
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