Pregnant Slope-crash survivor's unborn baby dies


Two months after her daughter was killed in a auto crash, Broadway star Ruthie Ann Miles suffered another tragedy.

Miles and her daughter were walking among five other people, including a friend and her 1-year-old son, when the group was hit by a vehicle on March 5 around 12:40 p.m. ET at the intersection of 9th Street and 5th Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn, police said. Miles' 5-year-old daughter, Abigail, and Lew's 1-year-old son, Joshua, were both pronounced dead at Methodist Hospital.

Her legal representative confirmed the sad news in a statement to NY Daily News, confirming the heartbreaking news that the actress had named the child.

The lawyer for the family of Ruthie Ann Miles' says her unborn baby died Friday from injuries suffered in the crash. "This past Friday, Ruthie and Jonathan lost their baby, Sophia Rosemary Wong Blumenstein", Ben Rubinowitz told the Daily News.

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Also injured in the crash were Joshua's mother, Lauren Lew, and Jake Klein, according to information in the indictment and media reports. "The pain suffered by Ruthie and Jonathan is almost impossible to fathom", said lawyer Ben Rubinowitz. Although the injured party got the license plate number and reported the incident to police, they reportedly never followed up.

The woman allegedly responsible for the March crash, Dorothy Bruns, has been charged with manslaughter.

Miles won a Tony for her performance as Lady Thiang in the 2015-2016 Lincoln Center Theater production of The King and I. Evidence cited by Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez earlier this month showed that Bruns suffered two other seizures immediately after the crash.

Unfortunately, prosecutors won't be able to pursue additional charges against Bruns, as state homicide laws only apply after a baby is born.