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Driver in deadly hit and run will officially be charged

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UPDATE 12-4: The Douglas County Attorney, Don Kleine, has officially charged Jeffrey Eggeling.

Eggeling is being charged 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.

On the most serious charge, he could spend up to 50 years in prison.

UPDATE 7:10 pm: The Omaha Police Department says the 14-year-old passenger, Trevor Canaday, has died.

The Douglas County Attorney will decide Monday if Eggeling will face more charges.

ORIGINAL COVERAGE:

A 14-year-old boy is in in serious condition after a crash Saturday afternoon.

Police say a car driven by Jeffrey Eggeling ran a red light at 144th and Harrison and crashed into another car.

The driver in the second car, Clifford Canaday, and a 14-year-old passenger were both seriously hurt in the crash.

Police say the teen was ejected from the car, his injuries are considered life threatening.

After the crash, Eggeling got out of his car and ran.

Police later found and arrested Eggeling for two counts of DUI causing bodily injury and leaving the scene of a crash.

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