Modern Family star Sarah Hyland revealed that her 14-year-old cousin Trevor Canaday was killed by an alleged drunk driver on December 1st. He was riding with his father Clifford when Jeffrey Eggeling, 36, ran a red light and hit their car. He was arrested on suspicion of DUI.
"This is my 14-year-old cousin Trevor," Hyland wrote on her Story on Sunday. "Yesterday, he was killed by a drunk driver. My Uncle is still in the hospital in need of more surgeries. PLEASE swipe up to help."
Clifford is in critical condition. Hyland directed fans to a GoFundMe campaign to help cover her medical bills and expenses for Trevor’s funeral. While many, including co-star Ariel Winter supported her campaign, others were not as effusive.
One critic wrote, "I’m so sorry for your loss. But, explain why your sic asking others to donate?" Others also called her out for asking others to "donate to cover what is basically pennies for you?"