Police: Reality TV star killed Coast Guardsman from NJ in DWI wreck

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"Little Women: Atlanta" star Melissa Hancock is accused of a fatal DWI crash. "Little Women: Atlanta" star Melissa Hancock is accused of a fatal DWI crash.
VIRGINIA BEACH -

Authorities say a reality TV star killed a U.S. Coast Guard technician from New Jersey in a drunken wrong-way collision on a Virginia highway.

News outlets report that 25-year-old Melissa Hancock has been charged with driving while intoxicated and maiming following the death of 29-year-old Petty Officer 2nd Class Daniel Dill.

Hancock appeared on Lifetime's "Little Women: Atlanta," a reality show that focuses on women of short stature.

Dill was a Logan Township native who was stationed in Portsmouth as an information systems technician.

Virginia State Police say Hancock struck Dill head-on around 2 a.m. Nov. 4 on Interstate 264. WCAU-TV reports that Dill was driving to pick up his wife, who'd been drinking. He died of his injuries the next day.

"I am just disgusted that her poor decision cost my son, who was making all the right decisions, his life. It's just so unfair,” says Christopher Dill, Sr., Daniel's father.

Hancock's attorney, Stephen Pfeiffer, says he's investigating the allegations regarding the "tragic accident."

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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