‘Modern Family’ star Sarah Hyland slams drunk driver who killed teenage cousin

Sarah Hyland is mourning the death of her 14-year-old cousin who was killed by a drunk driver in Nebraska. 

The Omaha Police Department confirmed to USA TODAY that Trevor Canaday died Saturday evening after another vehicle ran a red light and plowed into the car he was riding in with his father. Canaday was ejected from the car and suffered fatal injuries to his head. 

Hyland’s uncle, Clifford Canaday, 59, who was behind the wheel during the crash, suffered serious head injuries and was transported to Nebraska Medicine, officers added in a press release. 

“Yesterday my 14 year old cousin was killed by a drunk driver,” the “Modern Family” actress, 28, tweeted Sunday. “My Uncle is in the hospital awaiting more surgeries. PLEASE keep your prayers with my family during this horrific time.”

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