Tony-Winning Actress Ruthie Ann Miles Injured, 4-Year-Old Daughter Killed in Car Crash

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 23: Ruthie Ann Miles with her daughter during the Actors’ Equity opening night Gypsy Robe Ceremony honoring MaryAnn Hu for ”Sunday in the Park with George’ at the Hudson Theatre on February 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)

A Tony-winning actress is hospitalized and her 4-year-old daughter has died after they were hit by a car in Brooklyn, New York, according to multiple reports.

Ruthie Ann Blumenstein, whose stage name is Ruthie Ann Miles, won a Tony Award in 2015 for her role in the Broadway revival of The King and I. According to the New York Daily News, she, her daughter Abigail, another woman with a 1-year-old son, and a fifth victim were struck when a driver ran a red light. Both children did not survive.

The Daily News also reports that the driver claimed to have suffered a seizure and does not remember the crash.

Miles, who is pregnant, is said to be in stable condition at a Brooklyn hospital as of early Tuesday. The other woman, Miles’ friend Lauren Lew, is also reportedly recovering.

Fellow Broadway stars, including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Kristin Chenoweth, Audra McDonald, and Sutton Foster are among those who have sent messages of condolences and support for Miles. “Heartsick for Ruthie and her family,” Miranda wrote.

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SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly, Jessica Derschowitz