PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A young man who drove through the streets of Portland at speeds estimated at 50 mph to 80 mph has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for running a red light and crashing into another car, killing two women.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Antonio Montgomery gathered documents from his BMW SUV before running from the crash in the southeast part of the city on July 8, 2019, according to a probable cause affidavit.
Montgomery, then 20, ran into a home and hid in a shower. When the residents found him, he ran off and later was found hiding in a swimming pool under a tarp. Two months earlier, Montgomery had been charged with criminal driving while suspended or revoked, and had a warrant out for his arrest.
Tuesday, during his sentencing hearing in Multnomah County Circuit Court, Montgomery apologized to the family of Charlene Hauth, 60, and Robin Macready, 59 — sisters who died from injuries suffered in the crash.
Shortly before the fatal crash, Montgomery crashed into a different car about one mile away.
Earlier in September, Montgomery pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree manslaughter, hit-and-run driving and third-degree assault for injuring someone in another car that he struck. In addition to the prison time, Multnomah County Circuit Judge Christopher Marshall ordered that Montgomery’s driver’s license be permanently revoked.