Tony Award-winning actress injured in incident, daughter killed

Posted March 07, 2018

Miles was pregnant at the time of the accident; police told People that she is now in stable condition.

While Miles was still in high school, she also performed in Diamond Head Theater's production of Carousel.

Joshua's stroller was reportedly dragged more than 350 feet by Bruns' auto. A fifth victim, a 46-year-old man, was also hit by the vehicle.

Since winning the Tony, she starred alongside Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford in "Sunday in the Park With George" last spring and appeared in "Chess", a rock opera at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., just last month. A GoFundMe page has been set up by friends and family members to cover medical expenses and has raised over $186,000 in less than 24 hours. Witnesses claimed that Brun attempted to speed away, dragging the stroller that the 1-year-old boy was in about half a block before she crashed into other vehicles parked in the street. Tell me this isn't happening!

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Police sources told the New York Post there is video surveillance footage from the scene, and it was unclear whether the driver had the light.

The New York Daily News spoke to Lew's father, William Durston, who lives in Hawaii. She is now in critical but stable condition in the ICU at New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital.

After the driver, identified as Dorothy Bruns, hit the group, she tried to flee the scene but hit another vehicle and was soon restrained by responding emergency personnel. Mayor Bill DeBlasio said an investigation is underway.

Miles, who won a Tony Award for best featured actress in a musical for her role in the 2015 revival of The King and I, Lew, and another unidentified victim were taken to the hospital.

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"Ruthie is beloved by her many friends and colleagues in the Broadway and touring communities", Stephens wrote on the GoFundMe page.

Leah Finnegan (ex-Gawker, current-Outline writer) was the first to report on the crash via her Twitter account. Some reported seeing the driver run a red light. "I ran to the [mom], telling her, 'Please, Miss, stay down.'".

The 34-year-old now has a recurring guest role in The Americans, while she has starred in productions of Avenue Q, Annie, Sweeney Todd and Here Lies Love. "People trying to cover the baby to stop her from bleeding".

"For Chirlane and I obviously this is very personal".

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