Due to the high level of interest in this case, here is the mug shot of Melissa A. Hancock, 25, who was in custody Nov. 4-7 on a felony charge of DUI maiming. Media inquiries should be directed to PIO @kathymarievb at firstname.lastname@example.org or 757-385-8446. pic.twitter.com/emxuaaouf2- VB Sheriff's Office (@VBSO) November 9, 2017
Melissa Hancock, who appeared in a few episodes of Season 2 of Little Women: Atlanta, was arrested for drunk driving and allegedly killing a 29-year-old man, People reports.
Virginia State Police said the accident took place at around 2 a.m. Saturday in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Hancock was allegedly driving in the wrong direction in the eastbound lanes of I-264 when her 2011 Cadillac struck a 2009 Mazda in a head-on collision.
According to The Virginian-Pilot, a summary report of the incident said Hancock told a state police trooper she had two to four mixed drinks at Peabody's Nightclub at the Oceanfront about an hour before the crash. Her blood alcohol content tested at 0.112 two hours later. She is 4 feet tall and weighs about 77 pounds.
The victim was identified as Daniel Dill, a petty officer 2nd class in the Coast Guard, who lived in Portsmouth, Virginia, with his wife and their two dogs. His father Chris Dill spoke with the local Virginia news outlet and said Daniel "never smoked or drank," which is why he was why he offered to pick up his wife Natalie Dill from her 27th birthday celebration the night of the accident.
"He was the best son-in-law a father could ever have," Daniel's father-in-law Stephen Rocha added. "We loved him as if he were our son."
Daniel suffered a major spinal cord injury, swelling in the brain, and had internal injuries and broken bones, according to his family members. He died after midnight Sunday at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital.
Hancock was granted a $15,000 bond during a court hearing Tuesday, and was ordered to wear a GPS device that also monitors alcohol use, The Virginia-Pilot reports.
"Everyone involved feels horrible about the tragic accident," Hancock's attorney Stephen Pfeiffer told The Virginia-Pilot. "We are investigating the accident and the allegations against Miss Hancock." Pfeiffer said he knew Hancock had appeared on a reality television show, but did not know which one.
CountryLiving.com reached out to Lifetime for a comment, but did not hear back before publication of this article.
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