Fourteen Year Old Killed By Suspected Drunk Driver

A fourteen year old boy has died from injuries he sustained in a Saturday evening crash. 

Omaha Police say just after 5:30, officers were called to the area of 144th and Harrison for reports of a hit and run crash. 

Authorities say a 1993 Nissan Maxima was turning east onto Harrison Street from southbound 144th Street when a northbound 2011 Ford Escape ran the red light at Harrison Street. The SUV collided with the Nissan and the driver of the Ford, 36 year old Jeffrey Eggeling of Bennington, fled on foot from the scene. Eggeling was uninjured in the crash and was eventual found by officers. 

The collision caused the passenger of the Nissan, Millard South freshman Trevor Canaday, to be ejected from the vehicle. Both Trevor and his 59 year old father Clifford, who was driving, were transported to Nebraska Medicine with serious, possibly life threatening injuries.

Clifford suffered head and facial injuries, with Trevor sustaining a critical head injury that would prove to be fatal. Millard South officials say crisis counselors will be on hand for students and staff on Monday.

Eggeling was booked for two counts of DUI-Causing Serious Bodily Injury and one count of Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Crash. The Douglas County Attorney has been advised of Trevor's death and will decide on any additional charges on Monday. Court records show Eggeling has been arrested on drunk driving charges twice before. 

According to Modern Family actress Sarah Hyland's Instagram, Trevor was her younger cousin. She has asked fans for donations to help with medical and funeral costs. You can donate on the family's GoFundMe page here


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