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Millard South student killed, father injured in crash near 144th and Harrison

Posted at 6:30 PM, Dec 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-04 15:58:20-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — A Millard South High School student was killed and his father was seriously injured in a crash after being hit by a suspected drunk driver Saturday evening.

Clifford Canaday and his son, 14-year-old Trevor Canaday, were rushed to the hospital with head injuries after a crash around 5:30 p.m. Saturday. According to a GoFundMe set up by the family, Trevor and his father were headed to a show choir event when they were hit by a suspected drunk driver near 144th and Harrison.

Police arrested a man involved in the collision, 36-year-old Jeffrey Eggeling, for suspicion of driving under the influence and fleeing from the scene of the crash. Investigators say Eggeling was driving a Ford Escape when he ran a red light and hit into the Nissan Maxima driven by Clifford Canaday. Canady was turning east onto Harrison from southbound 144th street at the time of the collision.

According to court records, Eggeling has been convicted of driving while intoxicated two previous times.

The force of the collision ejected Trevor Canady from the car. He later died from his injuries. Clifford Canady is currently in stable condition.

Trevor was a freshman at Millard South High School. A GoFundMe page has now raised more than $16,000 for the family.