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‘Modern Family’ Star Sarah Hyland Shares That Her 14-Year-Old Cousin Was Killed By An Alleged Drunk Driver

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Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter

“Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland has revealed that her 14-year-old cousin was killed after her uncle’s car was hit by an alleged drunk driver in Omaha, Nebraska.

“Yesterday my 14-year-old cousin was killed by a drunk driver named Jeffrey Eggerling. My Uncle is in the hospital awaiting more surgeries. PLEASE keep your prayers with my family during this horrific time. And please DONATE,” the 28-year-old actress tweeted to her millions of followers Sunday, along with a snapshot of her cousin. (RELATED: ‘Modern Family’ Actress Looks Unrecognizable After Dramatic Weight Loss [PHOTOS])

Actress Sarah Hyland arrives at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party in West Hollywood, California February 28, 2016. REUTERS/Gus Ruelas

Actress Sarah Hyland arrives at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party in West Hollywood, California February 28, 2016. REUTERS/Gus Ruelas

“JEFFERY EGGERLING had two prior DUI’s and tried to RUN from the scene of the crime after hitting my Uncle’s car SO fast that my 14 yr old cousin, who was wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle,” she added. “JEFFERY EGGERLING is a murderer. May he rot in hell. https://www.gofundme.com/trevor-canaday039s-funeral-expenses …”

A report Monday by Fox News confirmed that Eggerling was arrested and booked on two counts of driving under the influence causing serious bodily injury and for leaving the scene of a crash. According to the police report, the alleged drunk driver ran a red light, hit another vehicle and then attempted to leave the scene.

Other “Modern Family” star’s like Ariel Winter and Nolan Gould also shared information about the GoFundMe page that was set up to help Hyland’s family.