Actress Ruthie Ann Miles loses unborn baby weeks after daughter is killed
Broadway star Ruthie Ann Miles has suffered another devastating loss, this month – just weeks after her toddler daughter was killed in a car crash.
The award-winning star, 34, has lost the unborn baby she was carrying at the time of the incident, which killed toddler Abigail Blumenstein, 4, in March.
Now, she’s also lost the unborn child she was expecting with husband Jonathan Blumenstein.
The tragic development, which took place 39 weeks into the pregnancy, happened on Friday.
Miles’ legal representative confirmed the news in a statement to NY Daily News .
"At the time of the crash Ruthie was pregnant and was severely injured," Ben Rubinowitz said.
"This past Friday Ruthie and Jonathan lost their baby, Sophia Rosemary Wong Blumenstein.
"The pain suffered by Ruthie and Jonathan is nearly impossible to fathom."
Miles was walking from a church event in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with her friend Lauren Lew – and Lew’s one-year-old son, Josh – when a woman in a white Volvo ran a red light.
Dorothy Bruns, 44, of Staten Island, ran over Abigail and dragged one-year-old Josh over 100 feet down the road while he was still in his pushchair.
Both children died.
At first, the driver tried to speed away after striking the families.
After dragging the pushchair for half a block, Bruns crashed into some parked cars on the opposite side of the street.
Burns has since been charged with manslaughter.
Prosecutors say she ignored doctors’ orders not to drive because of her history of seizures and heart ailments.
"She took the lives of two innocent babies, injured three pedestrians, their mothers," Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said.
Prior to Abigail’s death, a source previously told PEOPLE the little girl was excited about welcoming her new sibling.
“She was the brightest little spirit,” they said.
“Every time you were around her, your heart couldn’t help but shine. She had the sweetest laugh and the loveliest personality. She was very much like her mother.
“Ruthie was a wonderful mother. She always put Abigail first and was really dedicated to spending time together. The two had a very tight bond. They were inseparable.”
Following the crash, a GoFundMe page was set up to raise funds for Miles and her family and generated more than £315,000 ($426,000) in donations.
"Friends, your outpouring of support has been amazing, and helpful, and kind, and truly appreciated," a message from the grieving couple said.
Ruthie won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her role in the 2015 revival of The King And I.
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