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Broadway Actress Loses Unborn Baby Just Months After 4-Year-Old Daughter Dies In Crash
Ruthie Ann Miles was expecting to have a baby girl this month, two months after losing her daughter.
A Tony Award-winning actress who starred in the Broadway revival of "The King And I" has lost her unborn baby just months after her 4-year-old daughter was struck and killed in a Brooklyn crosswalk.
Ruthie Ann Miles, 35, and her husband Jonathan Blumenstein were expecting to have a baby girl this month, according to NBC 4 in New York.
"At the time of the crash Ruthie was pregnant and was severely injured. This past Friday Ruthie and Jonathan lost their baby, Sophia Rosemary Wong Blumenstein,” Ben Rubinowitz said in a statement issued Wednesday. "The pain suffered by Ruthie and Jonathan is nearly impossible to fathom. As you might imagine, they are overwhelmed by the sadness of the deaths of their children."
Miles lost her daughter Abigail on March 5 while walking with a friend named Lauren Lew and Lew's 1-year-old son Joshua. A 44-year-old woman with medical issues didn't stop at a red light in Park Slope and slammed into them, killing both of the children.
The driver, Dorothy Bruns, was charged with manslaughter for the crash.
She suffers from multiple sclerosis and is prone to seizures, which she was experiencing during the crash, according to the New York Daily News. Her doctor had told her not to drive because she had been in an accident two months earlier, in which she hit a parked car.
"She is the last person who should have been in a car. It is for selfish reasons she continued to drive," Assistant District Attorney Craig Esswein said at Bruns' court appearance May 3, according to NBC4.
Miles appeared in a concert staging of the 1980s musical "Chess" and in a production of "Sunday in the Park With George," starring Jake Gyllenhall, as well as in the TV show "The Americans." She won a Tony for best featured actress in 2015 for her role in "The King And I."
Several celebrities reached out to Miles on Twitter to express condolences.