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Police: Atlanta reality TV star killed Coast Guardsman in DWI wreck

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Melissa Hancock (Source: CNN NewSource) Melissa Hancock (Source: CNN NewSource)
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (AP) -

Authorities say a reality TV star killed a U.S. Coast Guard technician 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 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, New Jersey, 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.

   It's unclear whether Hancock has an attorney to comment.

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