"Modern Family" star Sarah Hyland is mourning the death of her 14-year-old cousin who was killed by an alleged drunk driver in a hit-and-run accident in Omaha on Saturday. Omaha police said in a press statement that Jeffrey Eggeling was arrested for two counts of DUI causing serious bodily injury and leaving the scene of a personal injury crash. The Douglas County Attorney's office confirmed to CBS News that it amended the charges to motor vehicle homicide with a DUI prior conviction, DUI causing serious bodily injury and leaving the scene of a personal injury accident resulting in death because Hyland's cousin, Trevor Canaday, died.
Hyland's uncle, Clifford Canaday, was driving, with his son, Trevor, in the car. Trevor suffered a life-threatening head injury and later died. Police said Eggeling also sustained "serious, possibly life-threatening injuries."
Hyland talked about the tragedy online and asked fans to donate to a GoFundMe for Canaday's hospital bills.
She also called Eggeling a murderer on Twitter, pointing out that he had prior DUIs on record. "May he rot in hell," she added.
Later, Hyland wrote that she was taking a break from Twitter after receiving negative comments about the situation.
Eggeling is due in court on Wednesday.
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