Bond Set For Suspect In Deadly Drunk Driving Crash

Bond has been set for the man accused of killing a fourteen year old Millard South student in a weekend hit-and-run crash. 

In court on Wednesday, a judge set bond at $750,000 for Jeffrey Eggeling, who faces several charges including Motor Vehicle Homicide.

The crash at 144th and Harrison on Saturday claimed the life of high school freshman Trevor Canaday. Trevor's father, 59 year old Clifford Canaday, was also injured in the crash, but is expected to recover.

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. The Canadays were rushed to Nebraska Medicine, where Trevor later died.

Eggeling, who was not injured, got out of his SUV and fled the scene on foot. 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. Eggeling has a number of prior alcohol-related convictions:

  • September 2005 DUI-Douglas County 
  • May 2016 DUI-Arizona
  • September 2016 DUI-Douglas County 
  • September 2012 Operating a vessel while intoxicated-Missouri

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 charges are felonies.


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