Don't expect to see former Little Women: Atlanta castmember Melissa Hancock back on TV anytime soon. The 26-year-old reality star was sentenced for her fatal DUI crash back in November on Oct. 10, and sadly, she will spend the next 16 years behind bars, according to Virginia's 13 News Now.
In 2017, Melissa was arrested after hitting another car head-on, while driving down the wrong side of an interstate in Virginia Beach at 2 a.m.. She was charged with — and admitted to — aggravated involuntary manslaughter, driving under the influence, driving the wrong way, and failing to obey a highway sign.
The crash left 29-year-old coast guard technician Daniel Dill dead after Melissa hit his 2009 Mazda with her 2011 Cadillac. Daniel had been on the way to pick up his wife from her birthday celebration. Ironically, Daniel didn't want his wife Natalie to drive after she had been drinking, according to his sister Kelly Vazquez.
He immediately suffered from a spinal cord injury, his brain began swelling, he had other internal injuries, and several broken bones. He passed away one day later in the hospital. After taking a breathalyzer, Melissa was found to have a “blood alcohol content [that] tested at 0.112 percent two hours after the crash,” police told CBS News.
Melissa appeared on a few episodes of the Lifetime show in 2016, and we hadn't heard much from her since until she wound up in prison. Melissa has been awaiting trial ever since, and while this is not the longest punishment she could recieve, it was above the court's recommendation.