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Posted: August 15, 2019
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Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s plane crashes at Elizabethton Municipal Airport












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CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. — UPDATE: The Carter County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s plane crashed at the Elizabethton Municipal Airport. Earnhardt Jr. has been transported to the hospital. The department also says Earnhardt Jr.'s wife Amy Reimann was also on board. The Elizabethton Fire Chief Barry Carrier says everyone survived the crash and none of the injuries were serious.

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The Carter County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that a plane has crashed at the Elizabethton Municipal Airport.

The Hampton Valley Forge Volunteer Fire Department says Highway 91 in Stony Creek is closed. No other details have been given.

We have a team heading to the scene and will provide more information as it becomes available.















by Christy Calcagno





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RUSSELL COUNTY, Va. — Triplets born three years ago to a Russell County family were not expected to live.

Emma, Benjamin and Claire was born just three minutes between each other.

They were born at one pound each and sixteen weeks premature.

"There was never a thought not to try and save them. We wanted them to do everything they can do and whatever happened we would deal with when the time comes," says mother Chasity Meade.

Now three years later Chasity says they're doing great.

Doctors at one point told their parents they may not come home with all three newborns.

"Seems like yesterday we were doing 90 mph to Knoxville when they were coming at 24 weeks, but now we're here 3 1/2 years later," says father Dustin Meade.

They tell us doctors predicted a 20-percent survival rate for all three children the day they were born, and all three spent a significant part of their first year of life in the hospital.

"We watch their growth, their development. It's a team effort, however we've got a wonderful supportive family," says Dr. Pamela Myers.

On Thursday the Meade family watched as all three of their children got on the bus to head to their first day at Head Start.

Mom and dad say these small accomplishments are a blessing.

"I'm pretty sure we spent our lifetime of luck on these three kids. I think we spent it all out. It's like winning the lottery three times over. Literally," says Dustin Meade.








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