Ruthie Ann Miles is a Mom, but she’s also a well known Broadway star who frequently appears on TV. She’s best known for her roles on the TV show The American and the broadway play The King and I.
She even won a 2015 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. She was born in Honolulu Hawaii, but moved to New York City for grad school back in 2005.
Ruthie is married to Jonathan Blumenstein. Together they had their daughter, Abigail Blumenstein, whom they affectionately called Abby.
Ruthie just appeared to be a doting, loving, affectionate Mom on her social media accounts. She frequently posted about her sweet little girl Abby, and you can see some of the cute things she posted below.
She posted about Abby’s 3rd birthday on Twitter, saying that she was going to give her chocolate to celebrate.
Ruthie became pregnant with her second child and was due to give birth that May; May 11th to be exact.
Everything tragically changed for this Mom and her children one Monday afternoon on March 5th, 2018.
Ruthie and her friend, Lauren Lew, were walking together in Park Slope with Abby and Lauren’s 1 year old son, Joshua.
The Moms and their children had just gotten off a bus at the intersection of Ninth Street and Fifth Avenue, after attending an event at their church together.
At 12:40 p.m. a 44 year old woman from Staten Island named Dorothy Bruns ran a red light at the intersection and plowed right into the crosswalk of people in her white Volvo.
Dorothy not only hit Ruthie when she blew the red light, she hit Lauren. She also hit Abby and Joshua. She even hit another pedestrian as well.
Witnesses reported that Joshua in his stroller was dragged over 350 feet down the road. Medical student Andrew Macaluso told The New York Post, “The mom was sitting there next to him screaming.” He was referring to Lauren.
He rushed over to help try to save Joshua while they waited for the ambulance to get there.
“The child had blood on his face,” Andrew went on to say, “She wipes off his face and gives him air while I’m giving him chest compressions.”
Facebook (Lauren Lew and her family)