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