Hank Williams Jr.'s daughter, 27, killed in Tennessee car crash

Country singer Hank Williams Jr.‘s daughter Katherine Williams-Dunning was killed in a car crash in Tennessee on Saturday night. She was 27.

A spokesperson for the Tennessee Highway Patrol says Williams-Dunning was driving an SUV towing a boat when it crossed the median and rolled over northeast of Paris, Tenn.

Williams-Dunning was killed in the crash and her husband, 29-year-old Tyler J. Dunning, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was airlifted to a Nashville hospital, but his condition is currently not known.

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“This is an active investigation and more details will be made available later,” a Tennessee Highway Patrol spokesman said.

Williams has not commented publicly on the death of his daughter.

Singer Holly Williams paid tribute to her “precious little sister” 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,” she wrote. “We all went to my great aunts funeral on Thursday who 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.”

Country singer Travis Tritt said he’s known Williams-Dunning since she was a kid and called the news “heartbreaking.”

“This news is just heartbreaking. My family and I knew Katie ever since she was a kid. 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,” he tweeted.

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Many others took to social media to share their condolences.


Williams-Dunning and her husband got married in October 2015 and share two children, Beau, 5, and Audrey, 2.

—With files from The Associated Press

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