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Katherine Williams-Dunning, Daughter of Hank Williams Jr., Dies in Car Accident

Sending prayers to the family...

Written by Lauren Laffer
Katherine Williams-Dunning, Daughter of Hank Williams Jr., Dies in Car Accident
CULLMAN, AL - JUNE 02: Hank Williams Jr. performs during Pepsi's Rock The South Festival - Day 2 in Heritage Park on June 2, 2018 in Cullman, Alabama. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Rock the South Festival)

Katherine Williams-Dunning, the 27-year-old daughter of country legend Hank Williams Jr., died in a vehicular accident Saturday night (6/13), WKRN reports.

According to the publication, Williams-Dunning was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe along Highway 79 in Henry County when she crashed. Reports from the Tennessee Highway Patrol say the SUV, which was towing a boat, crossed the median and rolled over, continuing across the northbound lanes and stopping on the shoulder of the highway.

Reports say that Williams-Dunning was killed at the scene and her 29-year-old husband, Tyler Dunning, was airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Katherine’s brother, country singer Sam Williams, posted about the accident on Facebook, asking fans to pray for his family.

“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.

According to CMT, Katherine was Hank Jr.’s daughter with his third wife Mary Jane Thomas. She resided in West Tennessee with her husband and their two children, 5-year-old son Beau and 2-year-old daughter Audrey.