The Carter County Sheriff's Office confirmed that Earnhardt Jr.’s plane crashed on Thursday in Tennessee, and photos from the scene show the jet burning in a fierce fire with emergency workers on the scene.
Earnhardt Jr. was transported to Johnson City Medical Center, along with his wife and child. He was treated for cuts and abrasions according to Carter County Sheriff Dexter Lunceford.
The sheriff added that Earnhardt’s pilot, one other passenger, and a family dog also escaped serious injury.The FAA confirmed that a Cessna Citation 680 – belonging to JRM Air, LLC based in Mooresville, North Carolina – had "rolled off the end of a runway". Video footage from the scene shows the plane is almost on a nearby road, and appears to have completely burned out as fire trucks arrived.