This weekend, legendary country singer Hank Williams Jr. experienced something nobody ever wishes on a parent.
The singer’s daughter, 27-year-old Katherine Williams-Dunning, was killed in a car accident late Saturday night, Fox News reported.
According to the Fox report, Williams-Dunning was driving a Chevy Tahoe on Highway 79 near Nashville, Tennessee when she crossed over the median and headed into oncoming traffic. Williams-Dunning was reportedly towing a boat at the time.
The vehicle reportedly started to roll, and continued through the northbound lanes before eventually stopping on the shoulder, People magazine reported. No other vehicles were involved in the crash, according to Fox.
Williams-Dunning’s husband, 29-year-old Tyler Dunning, was also injured in the accident, according to Fox. He was subsequently airlifted to a local hospital, Taste of Country reported, where he is said to be “awake and responding.”
The extend of his injuries remains unclear.
A career of her own
Williams-Dunning, for her part, did not enter the family music business, but she did have a notable career of her own. According to People, she started her own online clothing outlet called Weston Jane.
The entire business was built around moms supporting other moms and women supporting women. The “About Us” page of her company’s website states: “So my business is very simple, I carry only items that help support other moms! I have Weston Jane original designs that I have designed myself and are printed by another West TN mom, items from other stores owned by moms and items handmade by you guessed it…moms!”
Williams-Dunning also made her devotion to God known, writing on Weston Jane’s site:
When I felt like it was time to start Weston Jane, I prayed that God would show me how to use my business to serve his Kingdom.
According to People, she married her husband in October 2015.
In addition to her husband Tyler, Williams-Dunning leaves behind two children, 5-year-old Beau Weston and 2-year-old Audrey Jane, according to People.
Taste of Country reports that she is also survived by her mother, Mary Jane Thomas, and father, 71-year-old Hank Williams Jr., who is known for songs like “A Country Boy Can Survive” and “Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound.”