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Former NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., his family escape plane crash in Tennessee without serious injuries: Sheriff – ABC News

Former NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his wife and child escaped a plane crash in Tennessee without serious injuries on Thursday, said Carter County Sheriff Dexter Lunceford.

The Cessna Citation rolled off the end of a runway after landing at Elizabethton Municipal Airport in Elizabethton, about 65 miles north of Asheville, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Source: Former NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., his family escape plane crash in Tennessee without serious injuries: Sheriff – ABC News

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Trooper finds 3 children locked inside the back of U-Haul box truck in Tennessee | WZTV

A trooper discovered three young children locked in the back of a U-Haul truck in Tennessee.

A bystander told THP Fall Branch on July 10 they observed several small children being locked in the back of a white U-Haul box truck at the I-40 446 Welcome Center in Cocke County. While a trooper was driving in that direction, they noticed a U-Haul truck pass on the westbound side of I-40. The trooper stopped the U-Haul and asked if anyone was in the back of the box truck.

According to the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, the driver, identified as 36-year-old Eric Larue, admitted that people were in the back of the truck. The trooper then rescued three small children, ages one, five and eight years old, from the back of the truck. The outside temperature was 92 degrees, authorities reported.

The Department of Children’s Services was notified about the situation and opened an investigation. More troopers were also called to the scene. They reported a strong odor of drugs coming from the front of the truck and later found crystal meth, cocaine, drug paraphernalia and marijuana.

Lakista Williams (left), Eric Larue (center), Willie Green Jr. (right) – Photo credit: Cocke County Jail)

Three people from Hendersonville, N.C. face charges connected to the incident.

Source: Trooper finds 3 children locked inside the back of U-Haul box truck in Tennessee | WZTV