'Little Women' star pleads guilty to DUI in fatal Va. Beach crash
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WSET) –- Reality television star Melissa Hancock entered a guilty plea Monday for a DUI charge against her related to a fatal crash in November 2017.
WTKR reports that Hancock was expected to plead guilty to a DUI charge in a Virginia Beach court last Wednesday, but at the time, hadn’t been served on the charge yet.
A state trooper had to bring paperwork to the sheriff’s office so a deputy can serve her the charge.
Hancock, of Lifetime’s Little Women: Atlanta, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, driving the wrong way and failure to obey highway sign in May.
She did not enter a guilty plea to the DUI charge against her due to a clerical error.
According to police, Hancock was driving a 2011 Cadillac westbound on I-264 in the eastbound lanes when she hit a 2009 Mazda driven by 29-year-old Daniel Dill.
Dill was taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries the following day.
Eventually, she was given a bond but it was revoked in December.
Hancock’s attorney said she suffered serious injuries during the crash, needing 24/7 care.
They said she was limping and using a walker in when she faced a judge in December.
According to the judge, his biggest concern was how the jail would handle her injuries.
Although he called it an unusual case, he till still revoked the bond.
Hancock return to court on October 10 for sentencing.