Prosecutors review charges in deadly hit-and-run crash

Published: Dec. 3, 2018 at 8:22 AM CST
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The Douglas County Attorney's office is reviewing the circumstances of a weekend hit-and-run traffic accident that took the life of Trevor Canaday, 14, and seriously injured his father, Clifford Canaday, 59.

Jeffrey Eggeling, 36, of Bennington, is facing charges in the case.

The crash happened around 5:30 p.m., December 1, at 144th and Harrison.

Investigators say Clifford Canaday was turning a Nissan Maxima east onto Harrison from southbound 144th. Trevor was a passenger in the car.

Trevor Canaday

Authorities say Eggeling was northbound in a Ford Escape, ran a red light at Harrison, crashed into the Nissan then ran away from the scene.

Trevor Canaday was thrown from the Nissan. He and his father were taken to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries and Trevor later died.

Omaha Police located Eggeling, who was not injured in the crash. He was booked on two counts of DUI Causing Serious Bodily Injury and for Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Crash.

The Douglas County Attorney's office will decide whether to file additional charges.

Trevor Canaday was a student at Millard South High. The School District released the following statement:

Trevor was smart and funny. A good student with a great sense of humor, he was nice to everyone. Trevor was on the Millard South freshman football team and always gave a thousand percent at practice. He was also a valued member of the varsity show choir.
Trevor attended Neihardt Elementary School and Andersen Middle School and was a current 9th grader at Millard South High School. His friends and teachers throughout our Millard community are heartbroken. Our thoughts are with his parents and sisters.