BROOKLYN — A Broadway actress who suffered a tragic loss two years ago announced the birth of a baby girl this weekend.
Ruthie Ann Blumenstein, who goes by the stage name Ruthie Ann Miles, posted a photo to Instagram on Saturday introducing her daughter, Hope Elizabeth.
The Tony-winner’s caption, “three generations of April babies,” indicates the baby was born last month.
In March 2018, Blumenstein and her friend Lauren Lew were walking with their children in Park Slope, Brooklyn, when they were struck by a vehicle.
The crash claimed the lives of Miles’ 4-year-old daughter, Abigail, and Lews’ 1-year-old son, Josh.
Miles, who was seven months pregnant, was critically injured and she lost her unborn child more than a month after the crash. She and husband Jonathan Blumenstein had been expecting a girl.
The driver of the vehicle that hit the group, 44-year-old Dorothy Bruns, was charged in the crash. Bruns was found dead of an apparent suicide in her Staten Island home in November 2018, according to authorities.