Tony victor Ruthie Ann Miles injured, daughter killed in auto crash

Emilio Banks
March 7, 2018

Her daughter Abigail was killed.

Witnesses told the New York Daily News that Miles was pregnant and critically hurt, while Lew was also injured.

'The kids were run straight over, and the driver tried to get away and hit a auto, ' one anonymous witness told the New York Post. Four-year-old Abigail Blumenstein and 1-year-old Joshua Lew were both killed.

Since winning the Tony, she starred alongside Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford in "Sunday in the Park With George" last spring and appeared in "Chess", a rock opera at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., just last month.

Fundraising campaigns have been set up for Blumenstein and her family as well as Lew and her family. Tell me this isn't happening. According to a statement provided to TIME by the New York Police Department, the investigation is ongoing, the driver is not in custody, and there are now no charges.

The event resonated across NY, but it sent shockwaves through Broadway.

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As soon as news of the tragedy broke, Broadway stars including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Laura Benanti, Kristin Chenoweth, Ben Platt, and Josh Gad shared condolences and messages support on social media for Miles, who is pregnant and recovering from the crash at a Brooklyn hospital.

The driver, Dorothy Bruns, 44, reportedly told police that she had medical issues.

'There's a full investigation underway, ' Mayor Bill de Blasio said about the incident.

Blumenstein, a 2001 Kaimuki High graduate won a Tony award in 2015 for her role in "The King and I". She is reportedly claiming to have had a seizure. Police declined to say what type of condition she suffered.

"Ruthie is beloved by her many friends and colleagues in the Broadway and touring communities", Stephens wrote on the GoFundMe page. She had a recurring role on the FX series "The Americans".

"I could fall and never hit the ground because of the unbelievable women who are my friends behind me", she said. "But I will state the obvious. People trying to cover the baby to stop her from bleeding". "It occurred in our neighborhood, very, very close to our home", he said at City Hall. "This loss of life is tragic, painful for all of us, particularly those of us who are parents".

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