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Tony Award Winner Injured and Her Daughter Killed Along with Another Child in NYC Crosswalk
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7 Mar 2018 03:44 PM EST

-by Laura Tucker, Staff Writer; Image: Ruthie Ann Miles (Image Source: Screenshot)

Tragedy struck on a New York City crosswalk on Tuesday. A Tony Award-winner, her friend, and both their children were struck by a car with the two children being killed.

Ruthie Ann Miles, 34, has been in many musicals, both Broadway and Off-Broadway. She's starred as Imelda Marcos in Here Lies Love and as Lady Thiang in the revival of The King and I, which earned her a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical.

She also had a recurring role in the series The Americans and appeared with Jake Gyllenhaal in Sunday in the Park with George.

The singer/actress is married to Jonathan Blumenstein. They had 4-year-old daughter Abigail and another one on the way.

Miles and Lauren Lew were crossing a street in Brooklyn with Abigail and the other woman's 1-year-old son, Joshua, who was in a stroller.

According to the Associated Press, a 44-year-old woman from Staten Island seemed to lose control of her car and drove her white Volvo into the group in the crosswalk on Ninth Street and Fifth Avenue in the Park Slope neighborhood.

The car was moving slowly at first and then sped up before hitting the two mothers and their children in the crosswalk. The car and the stroller were both completely wrecked. Both Abigail and Joshua were killed. Miles was injured, but her unborn baby was not harmed.

Horrifying details were shared by witnesses. The car dragged the stroller nearly an entire block before coming to a rest.

"It was horrible to watch," witness Debbie LaSalle told the Daily News. "I'm still in shock. The white car was going really fast. The pregnant mother was face down, and the baby flew into the street."

The driver has not been charged in the incident, and a law enforcement official, wanting anonymity, reported that the driver was not drunk.

GoFundMe pages have been set up for both the Miles family as well as the Lew family.

"Heartsick for Ruthie and her family," wrote Lin-Manuel Miranda on social media, while Kristin Chenoweth added, "@RuthieAnnMiles sending love to you and your family. There are no words. Except you are loved."

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