A pregnant Tony-winning actress who starred in the revival of The King & I is injured and two children, including the actress’ four-year-old-daughter, Abigail Blumenstein, are dead after a Volvo ran into them and another woman on a New York street.
NBC4 reports Ruthie Ann Blumenstein, whose stage name is Ruthie Ann Miles, is in critical condition. The condition of her unborn baby is unknown. A second woman, Lauren Lew, is said to be in stable condition and her 1-year-old son, Joshua, is dead.
The driver of the Volvo, Dorothy Brun told authorities on the scene she had medical issues. She is now hospitalized,
“Those two kids were ran over like dogs,” a witness said to the Daily News.
The paper also reported that Brun attempted to speed away, but crashed into several cars. Brun was driving a vehicle that had been cited four times in the last two years for running red lights.
Mayor Bill de Blasio released a statement saying “This loss of life is tragic and painful for all of us, particularly those of us who are parents.”
An investigation is underway and no charges have been announced.
A Go Fund Me page has been set up to raise money for Blumenstein’s medical expenses. $64,000 was raised within the first seven hours.
Miles won her Tony for the King & I.
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