Hank Williams Jr's Daughter Katherine Died in a Car Crash — Facts about the Late Daddy's Girl
Katherine Williams-Dunning, the daughter of acclaimed country music singer Hank William Jr., died in a car crash recently after losing control of her SUV. She was 27.
The tragic incident happened in Tennessee on June 13, 2020. Williams-Dunning was driving an SUV at around 7:45 p.m. when it swerved across the highway median and turned over before halting on the shoulder, as reported by PEOPLE.
She suffered fatal injuries. Meanwhile, her 29-year-old husband, Tyler Dunning, was taken to a nearby hospital.
Hank Williams Jr. performs during the 2016 CMA Music Festival on June 10, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. | Source: Getty Images
ASKING FOR PRAYERS
Williams-Dunning was the daughter of Williams Jr. and his wife, Mary Jane Thomas. Her brother, Samuel, 23, was the first to share the news on her mishap in a message on his Facebook account.
"My sister and brother in law have been in a terrible accident," he wrote. "Please pray for them so hard! Katie Williams and Tyler Dunning."
According to PEOPLE, Williams-Dunning was a self-described "Daddy's girl." On her father's 71st birthday on May 26, she took to Instagram to pay tribute to him.
Alongside an old photograph of her and Williams Jr., she wrote, "A throwback to show y'all that I have always been a daddy's girl!"
In her post, Williams-Dunning called her famous dad, her "hero." She went on to share that the lessons the country superstar had shown her "in this life are by far some of the most precious gifts that I will ever receive!"
Williams-Dunning ran a clothing company called Weston Jane.
A DOTING MOTHER AND WIFE
In October 2015, Williams-Dunning exchanged her wedding vows with Tyler following seven years of dating. The couple shared son Beau Weston, 5, and daughter Audrey Jane, 2.
Williams-Dunning loved to share snaps of her family on social media. She was likewise open about her journey to motherhood.
According to PEOPLE, Williams-Dunning ran a clothing company called Weston Jane. The company was based on the idea of "moms supporting moms." All of the things sold on the company sells are either handmade by mothers or printed by mothers.
Williams-Dunning's father has three other children — Holly, Hilary, and son Hank Williams III — from past relationships. In contrast to her siblings, Williams-Dunning didn't pursue a music career, as reported by Wide Open Country.
The height of William Jr.’s career might be over. His children, however, are still keeping the fire burning through their talents.
Williams Jr. is the son of music icon Hank Williams, who passed on his spectacular talent and love for performing to his grandchildren.