Hank Williams Jr's daughter shares grief at sister' Katherine's death

Country singer Hank Williams Jr’s daughter shares heartache over sister Katherine’s car crash death at 27, revealing they had attended a family funeral two days before and that her husband is awake and responding

  • Holly Audrey Williams paid tribute to her sister Katherine Williams-Dunning in an Instagram post on Sunday, writing: ‘I have no words’ 
  • Katherine, 27, was killed when her SUV crashed in Tennessee on Saturday  
  • Holly said that Katherine’s husband Tyler Dunning, 29, was awake and responding after having been airlifted to a hospital after the crash  
  • She revealed that the family had just attended a relative’s funeral last week
  • Her post featured a photo of Holly and Katherine with their father Hank Williams Jr which was taken on Friday
  • The cause of the fatal car crash is still under investigation  

Country singer Hank Williams Jr’s daughter has shared her heartache over her sister Katherine’s death aged 27. 

Katherine Williams-Dunning, the youngest daughter of Williams Jr, was killed on Saturday when the 2007 Chevy Tahoe she was driving with her husband, Tyler Dunning, flipped on Highway 79 in Henry County, Tennessee. 

Her sister Holly Audrey Williams expressed her shock in an Instagram post on Sunday, writing: ‘I have no words.’

Holly revealed that the family had attended a funeral for her great aunt just two days earlier on Thursday. The post featured a photo of her, Holly and other relatives that was taken the following day. 

‘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,’ she wrote.  

‘We all went to my great aunts funeral on Thursday whom we all loved dearly, and now are faced with another one.’

Holly said that Katherine’s husband Tyler was awake and responding after having been airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, but that the extent of his injuries is unknown. 

Holly Audrey Williams shared her heartbreak over her sister Katherine Williams-Dunning’s death aged 27 in an Instagram post on Sunday. The post included a photo of Holly (third left) and Katherine (third right) with their father Hank Williams Jr (right) on Friday

In the caption Holly revealed that the family had just attended a relative’s funeral last week

Katherine (pictured with her country singer father Hank Williams Jr) was killed on Saturday when the 2007 Chevy Tahoe she was driving with her husband, Tyler Dunning, flipped on Highway 79 in Henry County, Tennessee

Holly said that Katherine’s husband Tyler (above with their two children) was awake and responsive after having been airlifted to a hospital following the crash

‘ALL we need is prayers. My daddy. My little brother. Katie’s husband . My niece and nephew. Her Mama. The Dunning family. All of us. So. Many. Prayers. Jesus is close. Thank you all,’ Holly wrote.

The fatal crash took place at about 7.45pm Saturday, when Katherine’s SUV suddenly crossed the center median and rolled over. 

The vehicle, which was towing a boat, crossed the northbound traffic lanes before eventually coming to a stop on the shoulder.   

Katherine was pronounced dead at the scene while Tyler, 29, was flown to the hospital in unspecified condition.  

The cause of the crash is still unknown. Officials said no other vehicles were involved.  

‘This is an active investigation and more details will be made available later,’ a spokesman for the Tennessee Highway Patrol told the The Paris Post-Intelligencer.

Katherine is the daughter of Williams Jr and his third wife, Mary Jane Thomas.  

She married Tyler Dunning in 2015 and has two children, five-year-old Beau and two-year-old Audrey Lane. 

The couple owns a clothing line together called Weston Jane. 

A photo shared on Katherine’s Instagram showed the loving family spending time together at Seacrest Beach in Florida.

‘Take 1 & Take 2 & Take 3 at a family beach picture,’ Katherine wrote on May 20.

‘These days are wild with a 2 and 5 year old! In January this year, I decided to be more present and be more peaceful in all aspects of life. 

‘These kids will not pose for a picture but as long as they are having fun and feeling loved by mom & dad, surely we are halfway doing this parenting thing right!

A photo shared on May 26 shows a throwback photo of Katherine and her father for his birthday.  

‘A throwback to show y’all that I have always been a daddy’s girl!’ she wrote.

‘My birthday to my Daddio, my hero! The lessons you have taught me in this life are by far some of the most precious gifts that I will ever receive!’

Katherine is seen with her five-year-old son Beau and two-year-old daughter Audrey Lane

A photo of the Williams-Dunning family was shared to Katherine’s Instagram last month when they vacationed at a beach in Florida

On Hank William Jr’s birthday, Katherine shared a sweet post on Instagram where she admitted she has  ‘always been a daddy’s girl’

Sam Williams, Katherine’s younger brother, was the first to announce the crash on his Facebook in a now-deleted post.

‘My sister and brother in law have been in a terrible accident. Please pray for them so hard! Katie Williams and Tyler Dunning,’ he wrote.  

Grammy award-winning country singer Travis Tritt called the the death of Katherine ‘heartbreaking.’

‘This news is just heartbreaking. My family and I knew Katie ever since she was a kid,’ he wrote on Twitter.

‘I cannot even imagine what Hank, Mary Jane and the rest of the Williams family are going through right now. Please say a prayer for all of them and share your love any way you can.’ 

Hank Williams Jr, 71, is a country artist who is the son of famous singer-songwriter Hank Williams. 

His 1984 song ‘All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight’ was retooled to ‘All My Rowdy Friends Are Here on Monday Night’ for broadcasts of ESPN’s Monday Night Football.

The song was used from 1989 to 2011, but made a return to open the show in 2017. 

Country singer Travis Tritt revealed that he’s known Katherine since she was a child and ‘can’t imagine what Hank, Mary Jane and the rest of the Williams family are going through’

Pictured: Katherine dancing with her two children, Audrey Lane (left) and Beau (right) in a photo shared to her Instagram last year

Holly Audrey Williams: ‘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’ (pictured)

Katherine and Tyler (left to right) own a clothing line collection called Weston Jane, which released its Spring 2020 collection this year

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