Twenty-year-old man arrested for fatal crash
A man faces two murder charges after a Sunday hit-and-run crash led to the death of two people in Southeast Portland.
According to police, 20-year-old Antonio Trayvontae Montgomery allegedly caused the crash at 2:35 p.m. Monday, July 8, after running a red light near the area of Southeast Powell Boulevard and 148th Avenue.
When Portland Police officers arrived at the scene they found two victims inside a black Jeep Grand Cherokee, which had collided with Montgomery's grey Ford Focus. The driver of the Jeep, 59-year-old Robin Macready, was transported by ambulance to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. The passenger, 60-year-old Charlene Hauth, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Macready died a few hours later at the hospital from her serious injuries sustained in the crash. Despite both vehicles bouncing into other cars, police reported no other injuries occurred during the crash.
Police said Montgomery fled from the scene before they arrived. They searched the area, eventually finding him hiding in a nearby backyard. He was taken into custody at 4:15 p.m. and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center.
He faces charges of two counts of second-degree manslaughter, first-degree assault, four counts of recklessly endangering another person, first-degree burglary, reckless driving, three counts of failing to perform the duties of a driver (hit-and-run property) and two counts of failing to perform the duties of a driver (hit-and-run injury).
Montgomery was one of four people arrested in the 2018 string of robberies committed by a group dubbed the "Tracksuit Bandits." He was arrested alongside Lamarr Juan Luster Jr., Kobe Branden Cordray and Angelo Dewayne Luster. Investigators named them for their matching outfits during the string of armed robberies in Portland, Milwaukie and Gresham.
Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call Traffic Investigator Garrett Dow at 503-823-5070.