Park Slope

Actress’ unborn child dies as result of fatal Park Slope crash

May 17, 2018 By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Driver Dorothy Bruns, who cops say killed two children on Ninth Street on March 5, was charged May 3 in Brooklyn Supreme Court. Eagle photo by Mary Frost

An award-winning Brooklyn actress’ unborn child has died from injuries she and the infant sustained when a driver with a history of seizures hit her and fatally struck two small children – one of whom was her daughter – in Park Slope.

Attorney Ben Rubinowitz said that Ruthie Ann Miles lost her second child in the pregnancy’s 39th week, according to ABC7.

In March, motorist Dorothy Bruns, who has since been charged with manslaughter, went through a red light and hit Miles, her 4-year-old daughter Abigail Blumenstein and 1-year-old Joshua Lew at Ninth Street and Fifth Avenue. The two toddlers died in the crash.

According to the Brooklyn DA’s Office, Bruns’ doctor told her not to drive weeks before the fatal accident. Since 2016, she has reportedly had 12 violations, including speeding and running red lights.

Miles played Christmas Eve in “Avenue Q” and starred as Imelda Marcos in “Here Lies Love,” both off-Broadway. She won a Tony award for the role of Lady Thiang in the 2015-16 Lincoln Center production of “The King and I” on Broadway.

 

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