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

Just 2 months after the tragic death of her elder daughter Abigail, 4 in a vehicle crash, Ruthie Ann Miles lost her unborn daughter who was due this month. Miles's 4-year-old daughter, Abigail Blumstein, and another child, 20-month-old Joshua Lew, were killed that day.

Another heartbreak for the Broadway actress whose daughter was killed by a driver in Brooklyn in March.

After the crash, it was reported that Ruthie's unborn baby was unharmed. Miles and her husband, Jonathan Blumenstein, were experiencing was "nearly impossible to fathom".

Bruns, who authorities say was driving against doctor's orders at the time of the wreck, faces up to 15 years in prison on charges of manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, reckless endangerment, assault, and reckless driving. Abigail was killed in the crash while Ruthie was left "in critical condition", according to a GoFundMe page set up to help the Tony Award victor. Miles' lawyer Ben Rubinowitz released a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.

The musical theatre performer, who won a Tony Award for her role in The King And I, was 39 weeks pregnant with partner, Jonathan Blumenstein on Friday, when she lost her baby.

"She was the brightest little spirit", a source told People magazine.

Abigail and her mother's bonding.


Following the accident, a crowd funding page was set up to help Ms Miles and her husband Jonathan Blumenstein. They shared a very special bond and were inseparable. Her driver's license was suspended following the crash.

Bruns' lawyer pleaded not guilty on her behalf. Evidence cited by Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez earlier this month showed that Bruns suffered two other seizures immediately after the crash. Our hearts go out to Ruthie, Jonathan and their families.

Vanessa Coleman