Man arrested in Portland fatal hit-and-run crash identified

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police say a 20-year-old motorist crashed into a Jeep — which killed a passenger — then fled and was found hiding in a backyard pool in southeast Portland.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Antonio Montgomery is accused of manslaughter, assault, burglary and other crimes, according to jail records.

The crash killed 60-year-old Charlene Hauth. The Jeep driver remains hospitalized.

Police say Montgomery crashed the BMW he was driving into a Ford Focus Monday afternoon and sped away. Police say he then drove on Powell Boulevard through a red light and collided with the Jeep.

Hauth died at the scene. A resident says he spotted Montgomery in his pool and called police.

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

It wasn't known if he has a lawyer.


Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive,

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