Katherine Williams-Dunning, Hank Williams Jr.’s Daughter, Dead at 27

by Hunter Miller

Katherine Williams-Dunning, daughter of country music legend Hank Williams Jr., was killed in a car crash on Saturday night. The Tennessee Highway Patrol is currently investigating the single-car crash that left one dead and another injured.

Williams-Dunning, 27, was in the car with her husband Tyler J. Dunning, 29, News 4 Nashville reports. A helicopter transported Tyler to a Vanderbilt Medical Center. His injuries are unknown. Williams-Dunning was pronounced dead following the crash.

Williams-Dunning and her husband were driving a 2007 Chevy Tahoe headed southbound on U.S. Highway 79. While towing a boat, the vehicle crossed the dividing median of the highway sending it into a rollover sequence. The vehicle came to a halt on the east shoulder of the highway after crossing into northbound traffic.

Tennessee Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Brad Wilbanks addressed the incident calling it an “active investigation,” adding that “details will be made later,” Country Now reports.


Per her Facebook page, Williams-Dunning was born on Oct. 21, 1992. She is one of two children born to Williams Jr. and his third wife, Mary Jane Thomas. Williams-Dunning and her husband Tyler wed in October of 2015. The couple shares two young children together. They have a 5-year-old son beau and 2-year-old daughter Audrey Jane, according to Taste of Country.

Katherine Williams-Dunning ran a company called Weston Jane. The clothing store focused on “moms supporting moms and women supporting women.”


Friends, family, and fans are flocking to Williams-Dunning’s Instagram page to offer their condolences. “I didn’t personally know you, but I’m a huge fan,” one commenter wrote. “You were always so sweet to everyone. My heart goes out to your family, especially your babies…Praying for your husband, children, family and friends.”

[H/T News 4 Nashville, Taste of Country, Country Now]