Katherine Williams-Dunning, the daughter of country legend Hank Williams, Jr. has died. She was only 27.

The Paris Post-Intelligencer report that Katherine and her husband Tyler were travelling in an SUV while towing a boat in Tennessee when their car crossed the four-lane highway and rolled.

While Tyler was airlifted to hospital in a serious condition, Katherine was pronounced dead at the scene.

Katherine leaves behind her husband and their two children, aged 2 and 5.

Country singer and Katherine’s brother, Sam Williams, took to social media after news of the accident arose, writing: “My sister and brother in law have been In a terrible accident. Please pray for them so hard!”


Her sister, Holly Williams, also posted a heartbreaking post on Instagram.

“I have no words. 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.”

Katherine’s father, Hank Williams, Jr., is the son of legendary American singer-songwriter Hank Williams. Hank was often referred to as the “Hillbilly Shakespeare” and many believe he was the first ‘mega-star’ of country music.

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