A former reality television personality received a stiff prison sentence in connection with the killing of a U.S. Coast Guard technician in a drunken wrong-way collision on a Virginia highway. The AP reports that Melissa Hancock was sentenced Wednesday to 16 years in prison.
Hancock reportedly pleaded guilty to manslaughter, driving the wrong way and failing to obey a highway sign.
“Hancock appeared on Lifetime’s ‘Little Women: Atlanta,’ a reality show that focuses on women of short stature,” the AP reports, noting that Hancock is described in a court summons as 4 feet tall and weighing 77 pounds.
“Daniel Dill was a Logan Township, New Jersey, native who was stationed in Portsmouth, Virginia, as an information systems technician,” the AP reports. “Virginia State Police said Hancock struck Dill head-on around 2 a.m. Nov. 4 on Interstate 264. He died of his injuries the next day.”