Ruthie Ann Miles, Tony Award-Winning Actress, Loses 4-Year Old Daughter in Car Crash

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Ruthie Ann Miles, who won the Tony Award in 2015 for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, was one of three survivors of a fatal car accident in Brooklyn on Monday.

According to various news outlets, however, Miles lost her four-year old daughter, Abigail, in the tragic crash.

Ruthie Ann Miles

The incident occurred after a driver allegedly struck Miles' vehicle after running a red light.

Another woman, Lauren Lew, was also struck in the accident and survived - but her one-year-old son, Joshua, was killed.

Both children were pronounced dead at Methodist Hospital shortly after the crash took place.

Lt. John Grimpel of the New York Police Department confirmed to People Magazine in an email that the cars collided around 12:40 p.m. when a 44-year-old female “failed to maintain control of the vehicle and struck the pedestrians.”

The driver then continued down the street until crashing into a handful of parked cars.

The one-year-old’s stroller was dragged halfway down the street with the one-year-old in it, according to authorities.

Ruthie Ann Miles Picture

The driver of the out-of-control car has said she suffered a seizure at the time of the accident.

Insiders say Ruthie Ann Miles, who is pregnant, is listed in stable condition.

She won her Tony Award for her role in The King and I and also had a part on The Americans Season 4.

A GoFundMe page, meanwhile, has been set up to assist Ruthie and her family at this time. It includes the picture below and it reads as follows:

Our dear friend Ruthie Ann Miles encountered tragedy on March 5, 2018, when a reckless driver ran a red light in Brooklyn, striking four people, including Ruthie and her sweet four-year-old daughter, Abigail.

Ruthie, who is pregnant, is injured and in critical condition, and, very sadly, Abigail passed away.

This GoFundMe has been set up as a centralized point to accept donations. These contributions will go to Ruthie and her family.

Ruthie is beloved by her many friends and colleagues in the Broadway and touring communities. She is always kind and always has a smile.

It is our honor to help her in this difficult time.


Broadway actors such as Lin-Manuel Miranda, Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth and Laura Benanti have taken to social media to offer support to Miles and her family and also to urge people to donate to this GoFundMe campaign.

"Heartsick for Ruthie and her family," wrote Miranda. Unimaginable. Help if you can."

And this from Chenoweth: "@RuthieAnnMiles sending love to you and your family  there are no words. Except you are loved."

And Benanti:

"Humans of twitter. Our friend @RuthieAnnMiles has suffered an unimaginable loss and is pregnant and in critical condition. Please give what you can."

And McDonald:

"This is heart shattering. Please help if you can and if you can't please send love and hope and prayers their way. Ruthie, I am sending you all the love and light in my heart today sweet lady."

Ruthie Ann Miles in 2016

Our heart breaks for Miles and her family.

May they find peace during this incomprehensible time.

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