Daughter of singer Hank Williams Jr. dead in Tennessee auto crash: reports

A single-vehicle crash in Tennessee on Saturday night resulted in the death of the 27-year-old daughter of country music singer Hank Williams Jr., according to reports.

Katherine Williams-Dunning was behind the wheel of a 2007 Chevy Tahoe, driving south on Highway 79 in Henry County, when the vehicle crossed the median and began rolling over, WSMV-TV of Nashville reported.

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The vehicle, which was towing a boat, crossed into the northbound lanes and came to a stop on the shoulder of the road, the report said.

Williams-Dunning’s husband, Tyler Dunning, 29, was injured in the crash and airlifted to a hospital with unspecified injuries.

The driver’s brother, Sam Williams, announced the crash in a Facebook post.

“My sister and brother in law have been in a terrible accident. Please pray for them so hard! Katie Williams and Tyler Dunning,” Williams wrote.

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Their father, Hank Williams Jr., 71, is known for the song, “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight,” which he rewrote as a theme song for ESPN’s “Monday Night Football.

He is the son of Hank Williams, one of country music’s most iconic figures, who died in 1953 at age 29 after writing a long string of hit songs.


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