Sarah Hyland is mourning the death of her 14-year-old cousin.
The “Modern Family” star announced over the weekend that her cousin, Trevor Canaday, tragically died late Saturday night in Omaha, Neb.
“This is my 14 year old [sic] cousin Trevor,” she wrote on her Instagram Story over the weekend. “Yesterday, he was killed by a drunk driver. My uncle is still in the hospital in need of more surgeries.”
Hyland also shared a link to a GoFundMe campaign that has been set up to help with Trevor’s funeral costs, as well as his father Bryan’s hospital bills. According to the fundraiser page, Trevor and his dad were driving to a show choir event when they were involved in a fatal car accident with a drunk driver.
The GoFundMe has surpassed its $25,000 goal by raising more than $30,000. Hyland’s “Modern Family” co-stars Ariel Winter and Nolan Gould are among the donors, and Hyland thanked them for sharing the link on social media.
Hyland tweeted that the alleged driver, named Jeffrey Eggeling, has two previous DUIs. Eggeling ran a red light and crashed into Canaday’s vehicle, which caused Trevor to be ejected from the car, according to a press release from the Omaha Police Department.
Eggeling was booked for two counts of DUI causing serious bodily injury and leaving the scene of a personal injury crash.
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