Tragic New Details About The Crash That Injured Tony-Winner Ruthie Ann Miles And Killed Her 4-Year-Old Daughter

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Ruthie Ann Miles, NYC Car Crash

Another toddler was also killed in the crash.

A crash in Brooklyn left two children dead and a pregnant Tony-winning Broadway star injured, according to police. 

On Monday, a driver struck the pedestrians walking after running a red light in NYC. The crash injured Ruthie Ann Miles, who won a Tony Award for best-featured actress in a musical for her role in The King and I.  She is one of the three non-fatal victims.

Her 4-year-old daughter, Abigail Blumenstein, was pronounced dead at the hospital. Another child, 1-year-old Joshua Lew, also died. 

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According to Lt. John Grimpel of the NYPD, a 44-year-old female "failed to maintain control of the vehicle and struck the pedestrians." 

After running the light, the driver continued down the street until crashing into a few parked cars. 

Lew was dragged halfway down the street inside his stroller. 

The driver is allegedly claiming that she had a seizure while driving. Police are not naming the other non-fatal victims, only saying that they are a 34-year-old female, a 33-year-old female, and a 46-year-old male. 

Police claim they are in "stable condition," but Miles' GoFundMe account lists her as "critical."

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"Our dear friend Ruthie Ann Miles encountered tragedy on March 5, 2018, when a reckless driver ran a red light in Brooklyn, striking four people, including Ruthie and her sweet four-year-old daughter, Abigail," the GoFundMe reads."

"Ruthie, who is pregnant, is injured and in critical condition, and, very sadly, Abigail passed away."


The driver was taken to the hospital in stable condition. And police say they haven't made any arrests. 

The investigation remains ongoing. 

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