Funeral Set For Teen Killed In Drunk Driving Hit-And-Run

Funeral plans have been set for a fourteen year old killed in a drunk driving hit-and-run crash at 144th and Harrison. 

Trevor Canaday was killed Saturday evening while on the way to a show choir competition with his father, 59 year old Clifford Canaday. Omaha Police say 36 year old Jeffrey Eggeling was drunk when he ran a red light and struck the Canaday's vehicle, ejecting Trevor from the car. He and his father were both transported to Nebraska Medicine, where the teen later died form a critical head injury. Clifford is recovering from his injuries following multiple surgeries. 

Services for Trevor will be held on Saturday afternoon at 3:00 at the Heafey Hoffman Dworak and Cutler Chapel near 78th and West Center Road. The family will receive friends before the service starting at 1:00 and request that those attending wear bright colors or Husker gear to honor the teen. Trevor's burial will be private.

In his obituary, Trevor's family spoke to his love of his family, especially his two older sisters Tessa and Zoee, his friends, sports, show choir and animals. Trevor wanted to be a veterinarian and the family has said that memorials can be made in Trevor Canaday's name to the Nebraska Humane Society

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, for mourners to reach out to someone with a gesture of kindness. 

The family also thanked everyone at the Nebraska Medical Center who gave Trevor their all, and continue to take care of his father during his recovery. They also wanted to thank the EMTs, law enforcement and Good Samaritans at the scene who witnessed the crash and tried to help save Trevor.


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