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Pregnant Broadway actress loses baby after NYC vehicle crash killed her daughter

17 May 2018

Ruthie Ann Miles is a Broadway star who won a Tony Award for her performance in The King and I.

The actress was about 30-weeks pregnant when she was among those hit by a auto driven by Staten Island motorist Dorothy Bruns, who plowed through a Park Slope crosswalk on March 5. Ruthie was in her 39th week, has lost her unborn child.

Miles and her husband Jonathan Blumenstein lost their unborn daughter, Sophia Rosemary Wong Blumenstein, on Friday, the family's attorney Ben Rubinowitz said in a statement, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Our thoughts are with the Ruthie and the Blumenstein family at this hard time.

"The pain suffered by Ruthie and Jonathan is almost impossible to fathom", Rubinowitz said in a statement sent to CBS2.

Miles and her friend Lauren Lew were walking in Park Slope, Brooklyn on March 5 when a driver in a Volvo S60 soared past a red light and drove into them.

Miles' 4-year-old daughter, Abigail Blumenstein and another child - Joshua Lew, 20 months - were killed that day.

Dorothy Bruns, the 44-year-old driver who ignored a doctor's advice and got behind the wheel, has been charged with manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, reckless endangerment and assault.

Pregnant Broadway actress loses baby after NYC vehicle crash killed her daughter