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Petty Officer 2nd Class Daniel Dill, 29, a native of Gloucester County, died in a wrong-way collision on a Virginia highway, according to authorities. Reality TV star Melissa Hancock was charged with driving drunk. Dill, a U.S. Coast Guard technician, will be buried with military honors on Saturday.

November 10, 2017

Police: Reality TV star killed Coast Guardsman, a New Jersey native, in DWI wreck

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — 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.