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Man arrested after Omaha teen is killed, father critically injured in collision near 144th and Harrison

December 3, 2018

A 36-year-old Bennington man who allegedly ran from a two-vehicle crash that resulted in a teen’s death Saturday was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

Clifford Canaday, 59, and his son Trevor Canaday, 14, of Omaha, were taken to the Nebraska Medical Center in critical condition with head injuries after the crash about 5:30 p.m. near 144th and Harrison Streets. A hospital spokeswoman said Clifford Canaday was in stable condition Sunday.

Trevor, a freshman at Millard South High, later died from his injuries, according to a statement released Sunday by the school. Principal Heidi Weaver, in an email to parents and students, said crisis counselors would be available at the school after 3 p.m. and all day Monday.

Investigators determined that Clifford Canady was driving a 1993 Nissan Maxima that was turning east onto Harrison Street from southbound 144th Street when a northbound 2011 Ford Escape ran a red light at Harrison Street and collided with the Nissan.

The driver of the Ford, Jeffrey Eggeling, left his vehicle at the scene and fled, police said.

The collision caused Trevor Canady to be ejected from the Nissan. It’s not known if he was wearing a seat belt.

Eggeling was located by officers and arrested on suspicion of DUI and leaving the scene of an accident. Eggeling was uninjured, police said.

A search of court records found that Eggeling has two prior convictions for driving while intoxicated. He was being held at the Douglas County Jail.

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