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Former reality TV star sentenced to 16 years for fatal DUI crash

Melissa Hancock, known for her work on the Lifetime series 'Little Women Atlanta,' pleaded guilty to DUI manslaughter.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) — A former reality TV star was sentenced to 16 years in prison Wednesday, for her involvement in a deadly 2017 crash in Virginia Beach.

Melissa Hancock was arrested after driving drunk the wrong way down Interstate 264 near the Oceanfront last November. Police say she struck a car head-on, killing 29-year-old Daniel Dill, a technician with the U.S. Coast Guard.

Hancock, known for her work on the Lifetime series "Little Women Atlanta," pleaded guilty to aggravated DUI manslaughter.

Her 16-year sentence is above the recommended guidelines for a guilty plea, but is not the maximum sentence allowed.

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