Trevor Canaday died earlier this month in Omaha, Nebraska, after a driver ran through a red light at an intersection and caused a collision

By Deirdre Durkan
December 28, 2018 08:22 PM

Jeffrey Eggeling, the man accused of killing Sarah Hyland’s teenage cousin, Trevor Canaday, in an alleged drunk driving accident, will face additional charges of manslaughter and assault.

“The actions were so egregious that we felt we would add these additional charges. The law supports us to add these additional charges,” said Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine, according to KETV, which noted that Eggeling could face more than 90 years in prison if convicted of all charges.

The Modern Family star’s 14-year-old cousin died earlier this month in Omaha, Nebraska, after a driver ran through a red light at an intersection and caused a collision.

“The driver of the at-fault vehicle, who was later identified as Jeffrey Eggeling, left the scene of the collision on foot,” the police report stated. “The collision resulted in two individuals from the other involved vehicle suffering life-threatening injuries. Eggeling was located on foot a short distance from the collision scene.”

According to police documents obtained by PEOPLE, the driver had a blood alcohol concentration of .103. (The legal limit for driving under the influence is .08.)

According to the police report, the officers could smell “the odor of alcoholic beverage” on Eggeling, who also had “slurred speech” at the time.

Trevor Canaday; Sarah Hyland; Jeffrey Eggeling

The police also stated that the collision caused Trevor to be ejected from the vehicle. He later died after being transported to a local hospital. Trevor’s father, who was also in the car, suffered head and facial injuries during the crash and is still recovering.

Before his preliminary hearing on Friday, Eggeling had been “charged with motor vehicle homicide, DUI causing serious bodily injury and failing to stop and render aid,” according to the Omaha World-Herald.

The publication also reported that the driver, who was driving a 2011 Ford Escape 69 mph in a 45 mph zone, had “a glass pipe, keys and a small bottle of alcohol” in his vehicle.

RELATED: Sarah Hyland’s 14-Year-Old Cousin Killed in Alleged Drunk Driving Accident

Eggeling remains in jail on a $750,000 bond as he awaits trial. In the past, he has been convicted three times for driving while intoxicated and for operating a boat while drunk, E! News also reported.

It is unclear whether he has an attorney who could comment on his behalf or has entered a plea.

Sarah Hyland/Instagram

Earlier this month, Hyland, 28, announced the tragic news that her cousin had died and her uncle would continue to need more surgeries after the crash.

“This is my 14-year-old cousin Trevor,” she wrote on her Instagram Story. “Yesterday, he was killed by a drunk driver. My uncle is still in the hospital in need of more surgeries.”

Along with the message, Hyland provided a link to a GoFundMe page set up by Trevor’s mom Becky and sisters Tessa and Zoee to raise money for funeral and medical costs.

According to the page, Trevor and his dad Bryan were “driving to a show choir event and were involved in a serious car accident due to a drunk driver.”

“Bryan, is recovering physically, but sadly Trevor has gained his wings and is singing and playing some crazy football in heaven. Trevor was a funny, smart, innovative, athletic, goofy kid and he was so loved,” the page stated. “His memory will live on in many ways. Please help us do this for the family now to help ease their suffering away from money to focus on healing emotionally.”

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