Modern Family star Sarah Hyland is publicly mourning the death of her teenage cousin, who died in a drunk driving accident, E! Online is reporting.
Trevor Canaday, 14, and his father Clifford Canaday, 59, were struck by a drunk driver in Omaha, Nebraska, on Saturday. As the Omaha World-Herald reports, a 2011 Ford Escape, allegedly driven by Jeffrey Eggeling, ran a red light and collided with the Canadays' vehicle. Eggeling allegedly then fled the crash scene on foot.
He was apprehended a short time later and arrested on suspicion of DUI. Eggeling, who was not injured, has two previous DUI convictions.
As for the Canadays, their vehicle was hit so hard that Trevor was ejected from the car, even though he was wearing his seat belt. He sustained severe injuries to his head and died in the hospital a short time later. His father was also seriously injured; as of this writing, he remains in an Omaha hospital in stable condition.
Clifford Canaday is the brother of Sarah's mother, Melissa Canaday.
In an Instagram post that appears to have since been deleted, Sarah wrote of her young cousin's love for football.
"Sadly Trevor has gained his wings and is singing and playing some crazy football in heaven."