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Broadway actress Ruthie Ann Miles gives birth 2 years after deadly Park Slope crash

Park Slope crash: Children killed ID’d; Tony Award-winning actress hurt
Posted at 11:02 AM, May 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-10 11:02:51-04

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.

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💛 3 generations of April Babies 💛

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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.