Sarah Hyland was hospitalized.
Omaha police confirmed to the US TODAY that Trevor Canaday died on Saturday night after another vehicle caught a red light and plowed into the vehicle driving with his father. Canaday was ejected from the car and suffered fatal head injuries.
Hyland's uncle Clifford Canaday, 59, who was at the wheel during the crash, suffered serious head injuries and was transported to Nebraska Medicine, he added in a press release from .
"Yesterday my 14 year old cousin was killed by a drunk driver" the "Modern Family" actress, 28, tweeted on Sunday. "My uncle is in the hospital awaiting further surgery, please pray with my family during this terrible time."
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Yesterday, my 14-year-old cousin was killed by a drunken driver named Jeffrey Eggerling. My uncle is in the hospital waiting for further surgery. At this terrible time, please pray with my family. And please DONATE https://t.co/mwlaIvUYrs[19459021-SarahHyland(@Sarah_Hyland) 2 December 2018
The authorities identified the driver as Jeffrey Eggeling, 36. The police said the suspect was on foot Escape from the scene "after the collision.
" Eggeling was walking a short distance from the collision scene, "according to booking information from USA TODAY." Eggeling had the smell of alcoholic drinks on his person as well as indistinct speech. " The suspect was posted to DUI in Douglas County Corrections for two reasons, resulting in serious injury and causing injury to leave the injury site.
Hyland beat Eggeling on Twitter and called him "a murderer."
JEFFERY EGGERLING had two former DUIs and tried to run from the scene after hitting my uncle's car so fast that my 14-year-old cousin, who was wearing a S safety belt, was ejected from the vehicle. JEFFERY EGGERLING is a murderer. May he rot in hell. https://t.co/mwlaIvUYrs[19459021-SarahHyland(@Sarah_Hyland) December 2, 2018
"JEFFERY EGGERLING (sic) had two former DUIs and tried to run from the scene after the RUN the car beat my uncle so fast that my 14-year-old cousin, who was wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle, "she tweeted. "May he rot in hell."
Hyland added a link to a GoFundMe page along with her message to raise money for funeral and hospital costs for the Canaday family.
Sarah Hyland went to Twitter to mourn her 14-year-old cousin Trevor Canaday, who was killed by a drunken driver in Omaha. Nebraska, Saturday. (Photo: Rodin Eckenroth, Getty Images)
"Trevor and his dad went to a show choir event and were involved in a serious car accident over a drunken driver," the fundraiser says.
The actress, best known for playing Haley Dunphy in the series "Modern Family" thanked her co-stars Ariel Winter and Nolan Gould for their donation to the campaign.
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