July 19, 2019 17:09
PPB would like to correct the record on Antonio Montgomery's history. In January of 2018, there was a series of robberies attributed to a team of suspects dubbed the "Track Suit Bandits." Initial press releases sent in January of 2018, indicated Antonio Montgomery was connected with these robberies. Additional investigation after this information release determined Antonio Montgomery was not a member of the Track Suit Bandit group. The three suspects involved in that case pled guilty and were sentenced. Refer to the District Attorney's office for further inquiries about those sentences. The information about this needed correction was brought to the PIO's attention this afternoon. PPB regrets any confusion about this matter and seeks to correct the record.
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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.
Montgomery will now face additional criminal charges.
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The investigation continues into yesterday's fatal hit-and-run crash.
On Monday July 8, 2019 at 2:35 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to Southeast 148th Avenue and Southeast Powell Boulevard on a report of a hit-and-run traffic crash where the suspect fled the scene on foot. Officers arrived in the area and located two occupants in a black Jeep Grand Cherokee. The driver was critically injured and was transported by ambulance to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. The passenger in the vehicle was deceased at the scene.
Officers set up containment and searched the area for the suspect. The suspect, 20-year-old Antonio Montgomery, was found hiding in a back yard and was taken into custody at approximately 4:15 p.m.
Investigators learned that a black BMW driven by Montgomery crashed into a grey Ford Focus in the area of Southeast 162nd Ave and Southeast Powell Boulevard. Montgomery did not stop to exchange information and continued westbound on Southeast Powell Boulevard at a high rate of speed. 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.
After the initial collision at Southeast 148th Avenue and Southeast Powell Boulevard, the Jeep and the BMW both collided with other vehicles in the intersection. No other injuries were reported.
The passenger who was killed in the crash has been identified as 60-year-old Charlene Hauth. The driver of the Jeep remains in the hospital.
Anyone who witnessed this crash is asked to call Traffic Investigator Garrett Dow at 503-823-5070.
This is the 38th activation of the Major Crash Team and the 30th fatal traffic incident of 2019.
The Portland Police Traffic Division is committed to providing enforcement and raising awareness regarding traffic safety for vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians. Each year, traffic officers respond to preventable collisions. These collisions can deeply impact those involved, their families and loved ones. Traffic officers' number one priority is to address behaviors of all road users that might lead to a collision, including speed, impairment, distraction and disobeying signals.
The Portland Police Bureau works closely with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work toward reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.
To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390
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The suspect in yesterday's fatal hit-and-run crash has been identified as 20-year-old Antonio Trayvontae Montgomery. He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Manslaughter in the Second Degree, Assault in the First Degree, four counts of Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Burglary in the First Degree, Reckless Driving, three counts of Failure to Perform Duties of a Driver (Hit and Run - Property) and two counts of Failure to Perform Duties of a Driver (Hit and Run - Injury).
More information is expected later this morning.
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The suspect involved in this fatal hit-and-run traffic crash has been located and taken into custody. The suspect will be identified after he is booked into the Multnomah County jail.
We are in the early stages of this investigation. More details will be released as they become available.
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The Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to the area of Southeast 148th Avenue and Southeast Powell Boulevard to assist in a fatal hit-and-run traffic crash investigation. All lanes of Southeast Powell Boulevard are closed between Southeast 147th Avenue and Southeast 150th Avenue and all lanes of Southeast 148th Avenue are closed between Southeast Woodward Street and Southeast Rhine Street.
Officers are actively searching the area for a suspect.
No additional information is available at this time. An updated news release will be pushed out as investigators learn more.
The PIO is not responding to the scene.
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