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Madras woman, sister die after Portland hit-and-run crash

Suspect caught hiding in backyard pool

(Update: Details on Madras woman, sister who died)

Two sisters -- a Portland woman battling terminal lung cancer and the Madras woman who traveled to care for her -- have died following a hit-and-run crash in southeast Portland.

Charlene Hauth, 60, of Madras, died at Monday's crash scene. Her sister, Robin Macready, 59, who was the driver of a Jeep Grand Cherokee, died Tuesday at a Portland hospital, police said.

"They were two of the greatest women I've ever met in my life. My brother and I were honored to have Charlene as our mother," Brian Hauth told KGW in Portland.

Macready had cancer and was told she had months to live. Charlene Hauth was in town to spend as much time with her sister as she could, her son said.

"My mom came down here from Madras to take care of her sister, Robin," Hauth told KPTV, adding, "If somebody was sick, if somebody needed her, she was there in a heartbeat."

The suspect in the crash, Antonio Trayvontae Montgomery, 20, was caught hiding in a southeast Portland home's backyard pool. He was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on several charges, including second-degree manslaughter, first-degree assault, reckless driving and five counts of hit-and-run. Police said Macready's death Tuesday means more charges will be filed.

The crash occurred around 2:30 p.m. Monday near Southeast Powell Boulevard and 148th Avenue. Police said Montgomery was driving a black BMW when he ran a red light and crashed into a Jeep Grand Cherokee. 

Montgomery got out of the car and ran into the neighborhood, police said. 

As many as six other vehicles were involved in the crash. No other injuries were reported, police said.

Investigators said Montgomery was involved in another hit-and-run crash on Powell Boulevard before the fatal crash at 148th Avenue. Montgomery crashed into a gray Ford Focus near Southeast 162nd Avenue and drove away at a high speed, according to police.

Montgomery was one of several people arrested in January 2018 in connection with eight burglaries in the Portland area. The group was named the 'Tracksuit Bandits' for their matching outfits.

Court records show Montgomery was convicted in April on a felony fleeing charge and is also accused of driving with a suspended or revoked license.

Brian Hauth said he hopes Montgomery faces a stiff punishment.

"I want the community to know criminals taking out good people like my aunt and my mom is not OK," he said. "And when someone has a track record like his, maybe the judges need to pay a little bit closer attention to what's going on after they sentence their criminals." 


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