PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Family members and friends gathered Thursday to remember the lives of 2 sisters killed by a hit-and-run driver in Southeast Portland.
Charlene Hauth and Robin Macready were driving when their Jeep was hit nearly head-on at SE Powell and 148th on Monday.
Charlene died at the scene. Robin died the next day at a hospital.
Police said the driver of the BMW SUV that hit the sisters’ Jeep ran a red light and fled from the scene after the crash. Antonio Trayvontae Montgomery, 20, was arrested on multiple charges, including manslaughter, assault and recklessly endangering another person.
Dozens of people gathered along the side of the road on Thursday near where the sisters were killed. They shared memories and added candles and photos to the makeshift memorial.
Charlene’s son, Brian Hauth, said the loss of his mother and aunt is “like a giant hole in the middle of my heart.”
Sixty-year-old Charlene was a mother, a grandmother and a great-grandmother. Brian said she had recently come to Portland to be with Robin, who had been battling lung cancer.
“My mom came down to spend the rest of her life with her and they ended up dying together,” Brian said.