Manslaughter charges in hit-run that killed 2 sisters

Crime

Antonio Montgomery, 20, pleaded not guilty

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A 20-year-old man accused of killing 2 sisters in a hit-and-run crash that involved 4 cars in Southeast Portland pleaded not guilty in his first court appearance Wednesday.

Antonio Trayvontae Montgomery was driving a BMW when he sped through the intersection of SE 148th and Powell around 3 p.m. Monday, officers said. He crashed into cars, including one that included Charlene Hauth and Robin Macready.

Hauth, 60, died at the scene. Her 59-year-old sister died the next day.

Court documents allege Montgomery was involved in a separate hit-and-run crash earlier in the day near the intersection of SE 171st and Powell. The other driver involved in the crash told officers she followed the suspect’s car to try and get its license plate information.

Witnesses told authorities the suspect vehicle was traveling up to 80 miles per hour, according to a probable cause document. Others reported seeing Montgomery flee the scene of the second crash.

Authorities said they found his driver’s license in his wallet near the scene.

He was charged Wednesday with 2 counts of 1st-degree manslaughter, 2 counts of failure to perform the duties of a driver and one count of 3rd-degree assault.

His uncle was in court for the procedure and told KOIN 6 News after his nephew needs to get his act together.

Montgomery was previously arrested in 2018 along with Lamarr Juan Luster Jr., Kobe Branden Cordray and Angelo Dewayne Luster. Investigators dubbed them the Tracksuit Bandits after a string of armed robberies in Portland, Milwaukie and Gresham.

Montgomery is due back in court on July 18.

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