September 30, 2020
PORTLAND, Ore. – Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 21-year-old Antonio Montgomery received a 150 month prison sentence after being convicted of recklessly causing the death of Charlene Hauth and Robin Macready.
“This crash had a devastating impact on this family. Charlene and Robin were inseparable. They were the heartbeat of a very close and loving family,” said Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney Brad Kalbaugh, who prosecuted this case. “The selfish and reckless decisions of Antonio Montgomery to drive at excessively high speeds and to then run a red light will cascade for a lifetime.”
After pleading guilty, the court convicted Montgomery of two counts of manslaughter in the first degree, one count of failure to perform the duties of a driver and one count of assault in the third degree.
This investigation started on July 8, 2019 when Portland Police and officers assigned to its Major Crash Team responded to a multi-vehicle crash at the intersection of Southeast 148th Avenue and Southeast Powell Boulevard.
During this investigation, law enforcement determined Montgomery crashed his vehicle into another car near the intersection of Southeast 171st Avenue and Southeast Powell Boulevard. After that crash, Montgomery continued driving westbound at a high rate of speed on Southeast Powell Boulevard. He then crashed into a vehicle being driven by Robin Macready after running a red light. Charlene Hauth was a passenger in that vehicle.
The crash resulted in the death of sisters Charlene Hauth and Robin Macready.
After the crash, Montgomery fled the scene. Police later located Montgomery at a nearby residence and took him into custody.
At sentencing, Montgomery apologized to the family of Charlene Hauth and Robin Macready.
The court also imposed a permanent driver’s license revocation for Montgomery.
According to the Portland Police Bureau, there have been nearly 40 traffic fatalities in Portland this year.
The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office recognizes the Portland Police Bureau’s Major Crash Team and Officer Garrett Dow, the lead investigator.
Officer Dow spent hundreds of hours working on reconstructing the crash, which included diagraming, conducting speed calculations and other aspects of the investigation including conducting witness interviews.
We also recognize Victim Advocate Chanel Thomas for the support and advocacy she continues to provide.
Brent Weisberg, Communications Director
Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office