Holly Williams Shares Last Family Photo With Sister Katie Before Her Death— “I Have No Words”

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Holly Williams speaks out about death of sister Katie Williams
Photo of Katie Williams courtesy Instagram

Hank Williams Jr. and his family were rocked by tragedy Saturday night (June 13) when news broke that Hank Jr.’s daughter, Katie Williams Dunning, died in a car accident on Saturday night at the age of 27.

According to the Paris Post Intelligencer, the accident happened around 7:45 p.m. on Highway 79 near West Antioch Road. Katherine was driving the vehicle while towing a boat, when the car crossed over the four-lane highway and rolled over, coming to a stop on the shoulder.

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

Katie’s husband, Tyler Dunning (29), was also in the car and he was airlifted to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. The couple have two small children, son Beau Weston, 5, and daughter Audrey Jane, 2.

Following the news, Katie’s sister Holly Williams took to Instagram to share the last family photo and revealed that her brother-in-law ‘is awake and responding.”

“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,” Holly wrote alongside the last photo. “We all went to my great aunts funeral on Thursday whom 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 🙏🏼❤️ Be merciful to me, O LORD, for I am in distress; my eyes grow weak with sorrow, my soul and my body with grief. Psalm 31:9.”

Holly’s sister Hilary also shared the photo on Instagram along with Holly’s words. She simply said, “Please pray for all of us 🙏🏻.”

Hank Jr has five children- Hank Williams III from his first wife Gwen Yeargain,  Hilary Williams, and Holly Williams from his second wife Becky White and  Katharine Diane Williams and Samuel Williams from his third wife Mary Jane Thomas.

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Following the crash, Katie’s brother Sam asked for prayers for the family. .

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


Out hearts go out to the Williams family at this time.