Suspect in deadly crash now facing Motor Vehicle Homicide charge

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) -- Jeffrey Eggeling, accused in connection with a deadly traffic accident last weekend, is now facing stiffer charges including Motor Vehicle Homicide.

The crash at 144th and Harrison last Saturday claimed the life of Trevor Canaday, 14. Trevor's father, 59-year-old Clifford Canaday, was injured.

Authorities say Eggeling was driving under the influence when he ran a red light and the Ford Escape he was driving slammed into the Canadays' Nissan Maxima. Eggeling, who was not injured, left the scene on foot.

The Canadays were taken to the hospital for treatment. Trevor later died.

Omaha Police tracked down Eggeling and he was initially booked on two counts of DUI Causing Serious Bodily Injury and for Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Crash.

On Tuesday, Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine charged Eggeling with Motor Vehicle Homicide with a DUI Prior Conviction; DUI Causing Serious Bodily Injury and Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident Resulting in Death. All are felonies.

Eggeling is due in court for a bond setting on Wednesday.