The daughter of country music legend, Hank Williams Jr., has passed away.
Katherine Williams-Dunning died in a car crash on Saturday night in Henry County, Tennessee. She was 27 years old.
Her sister, Holly Williams, confirmed the news in a heartbreaking Instagram post that was shared on Sunday morning. The photo Holly posted was a family portrait that was taken on Friday, June 12.
“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,” Holly’s message began. “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.”
The Tennessee Highway Patrol confirmed Katherine’s death E! News. According to documents, which we obtained, she was driving south on US highway 79 in a SUV at the time of the crash.
Moreover, the vehicle, which was towing a boat, crossed the dividing median of the highway and began a rollover sequence. The vehicle crossed the northbound lanes and came to final rest on the east shoulder of the roadway.
According the local officials, the crash happened around 7:44 p.m. CST.
Katherine’s husband, Tyler Dunning, was also in the SUV at the time of the crash. He was flown and taken to a nearby hospital.
In her message, Holly shared that Tyler was “awake and responding,” however, they “don’t know injury extent yet.”
Katherine was the youngest daughter of country singer Hanks Williams Jr. and his wife, Mary Jane Thomas. The 27-year-old was also the proud mother to two kids.