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Pregnant Ruthie Ann Miles Was Injured In Car Crash, While Her 4-Year-Old Daughter Along With Her Friend’s Toddler Son Were Killed

Date March 8, 2018 10:41

The 34-year-old actress, who won Tony Award for portraying Lady Thiang in The King Of I, was injured in a car accident that killed her daughter.

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Ruthie was crossing the street in Brooklyn, New York with her friend and children when they were hit by a car, which drove through the red light.

Both children were killed in the crash.

Pregnant Rutile and her friend are both got injured and now are in the hospital. The actress is in a stable condition. According to her agent Dustin Flores, Ruthie’s unborn child is ‘doing well’. Lauren Lew was injured, but she is also in stable condition now.

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The terrible crash happened on Monday around 12:40 p.m.

Lt. John Grimpel of the NYPD confirmed to PEOPLE that the driver was a 44-year-old Dorothy Bruns who “failed to maintain control of the vehicle and struck the pedestrians.”

The NYPD source revealed that the woman allegedly continued driving down the street until she crashed into some parked cars. The 1-year-old Joshua’s stroller was dragged halfway down the street with the child in it.

According to the New York Daily News, Bruns was suffering from various health problems, including multiple sclerosis. It is believed that she had a seizure while she was driving a car.

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez commented:

It’s a real tragedy, but we have to make sure that this woman should have been driving in the first place.

The 44-year-old woman has been ticked for driving through red light four times already. She was also noticed speeding through a school zone.

Ruthie’s colleagues and friends, including Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, have shared their words of support on social media:

A GoFundMe page was set up for Ruthie and Laurie’s families in order to raise money, which now raised $325,040 for Broadway actress and $158,989 for her friend.

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