Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

Tony Winner Ruthie Ann Miles's Daughter Killed in Brooklyn Car Crash

The pregnant mother of the two kids killed was taken to the hospital in critical condition The pregnant mother of the two kids killed was taken to the hospital in critical condition
Stacy Diaz | 06 March, 2018, 21:03

Broadway star Ruthie Ann Blumenstein, who goes by the stage name Ruthie Ann Miles and won a Tony for her role as Lady Thiang in a revival of the "King and I", was injured in the accident in Park Slope.

Joshua Lew and Blumenstein's 4-year-old daughter Abigail were transported to New York-Presbyterian Methodist Brooklyn Hospital, where they both died. Police say 1-year-old Joshua Lew was also killed.

The crash occurred yesterday at 12:40 p.m. after a 44-year-old woman ran a red light and "failed to maintain control over the vehicle and struck the pedestrians", according to police. A fifth victim, a 46-year-old man, was also hit by the auto. The driver did not attempt to flee the scene.

ET spoke with Miles after her 2015 Tony win, where she talked about her Korean mother, specifically, her mother's relationship with Abigail. The pregnant mother was facedown and the baby flew into the street.

"The mom was sitting there next to him screaming", Andrew Macaluso, a fourth-year medical student, told The Post. Blumenstein, 34, Lew and the 46-year-old man were listed in stable condition, the source said.

"She was just kind of, 'Oh, God, this can't be happening!" Tell me this isn't happening. "The little girl, she just rode over her", another witness said. "She dragged the stroller and the other baby was pinned under the vehicle".

They said the vehicle plowed through the red light and dragged the little boy's stroller more than 350 feet.

Just two days before the crash, Miles sent a tweet to Apple Support thanking them for helping to cover lost photos of her daughter. "Everybody is like, 'Stop, stop, '" witness Jennifer Muniz said. "No emotion. Not sad". She was questioned by police at the scene, taken into custody and transported to a nearby hospital for evaluation.

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched for Ruthie Ann Miles to help with expenses following the tragedy.