VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia — It was no small crime.
A diminutive reality show star is facing big time behind bars after allegedly killing a Coast Guard veteran in drunken crash in Virginia.
State police say Melissa Hancock, 25, who has appeared on Lifetime’s “Little Women: Atlanta,” was driving the wrong way on I-264 on Nov. 5, when she slammed her Cadillac head-on into a car being driven by Daniel Dill.
Dill, 29, was on his way to pick up his wife and friends from a night out celebrating her birthday. A teetotaler, Dill had offered to serve as the designated driver for the group so they could all enjoy themselves, the Virginian Pilot reported.
He was rushed to a hospital with severe injuries and later died.
“He was clean cut, didn’t smoke or drink. He wasn’t ever in trouble. He was just laid-back, always happy and always looking to make everybody else happy,’ his father Christopher Dill told NJ.com.
Hancock told cops she had consumed two-to-four mixed drinks while out at a nightclub with friends. Standing 4-feet-tall and weighing 77 pounds, Hancock had a blood alcohol content level of 0.112, above the legal limit of 0.08.
She was initially charged with DUI/maiming and driving the wrong way.
While not a marquee star of the reality show, which is a spin-off of “Little Women: LA,” Hancock has appeared in numerous episodes.