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Sarah Hyland

Sarah Hyland arrives at the 2018 amfAR Inspiration Gala Los Angeles on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The teenage cousin of "Modern Family" star Sarah Hyland was killed Saturday by a drunk driver with two prior convictions for driving under the influence.

Trevor Canaday, 14, was heading to a show choir event in Omaha with his father, Bryan, when Jeffrey Eggeling ran a red light and collided with the pair's Nissan, according to the Omaha World-Herald.

The father and son, a high school freshman, were taken to a local hospital, where Trevor — who was ejected from the vehicle despite wearing a seat belt — died of his injuries.

Eggeling, 36, left his car and fled the scene but was later arrested and charged with two counts of driving under the influence and causing serious injury and one count of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in serious injury or death.

Hyland, 28, took to social media Sunday to remember her cousin and draw attention to a GoFundMe page raising money to help cover his funeral expenses and his father's medical costs.

"This is my 14-year-old cousin Trevor. Yesterday, he was killed by a drunk driver. My uncle is still in the hospital in need of more surgeries," she wrote.

"Jeffery Eggerling (sic) has two prior DUIs. He also tried to RUN from the scene of the crime. Jeffery Eggerling is under arrest and I hope to god he spends the rest of his life in prison."

The GoFundMe page was launched by Trevor's sister Tessa, and has so far raised more than $28,000.

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"Trevor was a funny, smart, innovative, athletic, goofy kid and he was so loved," Tessa wrote. "His memory will live on in many ways. Please help us do this for the family now to help ease their suffering away from money to focus on healing emotionally."

Hyland received support from her on-screen "Modern Family" siblings Ariel Winter and Nolan Gould, who also shared a link to the GoFundMe page.

"This is absolutely devastating," Winter wrote on Instagram.


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