Second victim dies in hit-and-run crash
The second passenger is Sunday's hit-and-run crash on Southeast Portland has died in a Portland hospital.
The driver who allegedly caused the crash, Antonio Trayvontae Montgomery, 20, now faces an additional murder charge. He was previously charged with second-degree manslaughter charge, first-degree assault, four counts of recklessly endangering, first-degree burglary, reckless driving, three counts of hit-and-run property damage and two counts of hit-and-run injuries.
The driver of the Jeep Grand Cherokee has died at an area hospital from her injuries related to yesterday's hit-and-run crash. She has been identified as 59-year-old Robin Macready. This is now the 31st traffic related fatality in the City of Portland in 2019.
The Major Crash Team responded to the area of Southeast Powell Boulevard at 148th Avenue at 2:35 p.m. on Monday, July 8, according to a news release.
Police say two occupants of a black Jeep Grand Cherokee were "critically injured." The passenger, 60-year-old Charlene Hauth, was declared dead at the scene. The driver, now identified as 59-year-old Robin Macready, died in the hospital.
Investigators say the incident began while Montgomery was driving a black BMW. He first crashed into a grey Ford Focus near Southeast 162nd Avenue at Powell Boulevard.
"Montgomery did not stop to exchange information and continued westbound on Southeast Powell Boulevard at a high rate of speed," officers wrote. "Investigators believe Montgomery ran the red light at Southeast 148th Avenue and collided with the Jeep Grand Cherokee that was traveling northbound through the intersection."
No other injuries were reported.
According to the Tribune's media partner, KOIN 6 News, Montgomery fled the scene and was found by police hiding in a neighbor's water-filled swimming pool around 4:15 p.m.
Montgomery, a local resident, was charged with driving while suspended in Clackamas County in May, according to court records. He has also faced charges for delivery of cocaine and possession of a loaded firearm in public in recent years.