Daughter Of Hank Williams Jr. Dies In Car Crash

Hank Williams Jr. Photo: David McClister

Hank Williams Jr.‘s daughter, 27-year-old Katherine Williams-Dunning, was killed in a one-car crash on Saturday (June 13) in Henry County, Tennessee.

The Tennessean reported that Williams-Dunning was driving the 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe on Highway 79 near Antioch Road when an SUV, which was towing a boat, crossed the median and crashed around 7:45 p.m. CT Saturday evening. Williams-Dunning was killed, while her 29-year-old husband, Tyler Dunning, who was also in the vehicle, was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Katherine and Tyler were married on Oct. 15, 2015, and share two children, son Beau Weston (5) and daughter Audrey Jane (2). Katherine owned the clothing company Weston Jane.

Williams-Dunning is the daughter of Hank Williams Jr. and Mary Jane Thomas and the sister of Sam Williams. Williams-Dunning is the half-sister of Holly Williams and Hilary Williams (mother: Becky White), and Shelton Hank Williams, also known as Hank Williams III (mother: Gwen Yeargain).

Holly Williams shared a family photo taken with Katherine one day before the crash.

“I have no words,” Williams said via the Instagram post. “On Friday morning I talked the family into taking this picture and had no idea it would be our last together with my precious little sister Katie. We all went to my great aunts funeral on Thursday whom we all loved dearly, and now are faced with another one. ALL we need is prayers. My daddy. My little brother. Katie’s husband (he is awake and responding don’t know injury extent yet). My niece and nephew. Her Mama. The Dunning family. All of us. So. Many. Prayers. Jesus is close. Thank you all 🙏🏼❤️ Be merciful to me, O LORD, for I am in distress; my eyes grow weak with sorrow, my soul and my body with grief. Psalm 31:9”

 

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