Two sisters die in hit-and-run crash


Charlene's Hauth was a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Two sisters died in a hit-and-run crash on SE Powell Monday.

Charlene Hauth, 60, and her sister Robin Macready were in the car when police say Antonio Montgomery crashed into their Jeep after running a red light.

Robin, who had been battling lung cancer, died Tuesday after spending the night in the hospital.

“She loved everybody, she was the biggest giver I’ve ever met in my life,” Charlene’s son Brian Hauth said. “I’m not just saying that because she’s my mother. She was beyond nice”

Charlene Hauth, 60, died on July 8, 2019 in a car crash on SE Powell Blvd. (Courtesy of Brian Hauth)

Hauth told KOIN 6 News his mother was part of a big family with 6 brothers, 5 sisters, 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

“I think about my grandkids — her great grandkids that are gonna have to be cut short, not getting to know what a great person she was,” Hauth said. “My brother and I — her two sons — we’re destroyed.”

He said she was “a selfless giver of love for her family and for anyone really that was in need of help.”

Hauth is grateful to the witness who comforted his mother in her final moments.

“Thank you so very much for being there to comfort my mom as she passed on,” Hauth said. “And thank you for trying to help when most people would turn the other way, and not want to be involved, thank you for being one of the ones that help when stuff like this happens.”

Charlene Hauth, 60, died on July 8, 2019 in a car crash on SE Powell Blvd. (Courtesy of Brian Hauth)

He said Charlene had recently come to Portland to be with Robin, who has been battling lung cancer. She was diagnosed three months ago and while it responded to treatment, the cancer had returned.

Robin died Tuesday.

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