After United States Coast Guardsman Daniel Dill, 29, was tragically killed in a car accident involving “Little Women: Atlanta” star Melissa Hancock, his friends and family are remembering the man he was.
“Daniel was well-liked by his coworkers and commanding officers. He was goofy and funny and always up for a laugh,” his sister Kelly Vazquez said. “He loved spending time with his family, especially his wife and dogs.”
Dill was serving as designated driver for his wife and her friends on her 27th birthday last weekend. In the early hours of Sunday morning, he was on his way to pick them up in Virginia Beach, Virginia when Hancock allegedly drove the wrong way down the interstate and collided head-on with his vehicle. He was taken to a nearby hospital, but passed away from his injuries the next day.
Dill served in the USCG as an Information Systems Technician 2nd Class and had been a member since graduating from Kingsway Regional High School. He was stationed in Portsmouth, Virginia where he met his wife Natalia, whom he married in 2010. The couple had purchased a home together and were hoping to start a family of their own soon.
“He was the type of man who would do anything and everything to help others,” Vazquez added of her late brother. “Just recently he had returned from Puerto Rico where he was assisting with the hurricane relief efforts.”
Hancock, 25, was arrested immediately after the accident and charged with DUI/maiming and driving the wrong way. Her blood alcohol content was at 0.112 two hours after the crash.