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Tony-award winning actress Ruthie Ann Miles was injured and her 4-year-old daughter killed on Monday when a driver hit a group of people at a New York City intersection.
Miles and her daughter were walking among five other people, including a friend and her 1-year-old son, when the group was hit by a car around 12:40 p.m. ET at the intersection of 9th Street and 5th Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn, police told The Hollywood Reporter.
Both of the children died from injuries sustained, police said.
Miles, who is pregnant, was listed in stable condition on Tuesday.
The 44-year-old female driver lost control of her car for reasons currently unknown; she reportedly ran a red light and hit pedestrians before striking a parked, unoccupied car and coming to a stop.
The driver is also listed in stable condition.
There are no arrests and the investigation remains ongoing, police said. New York City mayor Bill de Blasio has expressed an active interest in the case, given that his family lives in the neighborhood of the intersection, which has been the scene of multiple previous accidents.
Miles won a Tony for her performance as Lady Thiang in the 2015–2016 Lincoln Center Theater production of The King and I. Her breakout New York stage role was as Imelda Marcos in the David Byrne-Fatboy Slim immersive dance-club musical, Here Lies Love. She followed The King and I with a return to Broadway in last season’s smash revival of Sunday in the Park With George, which starred Jake Gyllenhaal.
The actress also had a recurring guest role on The Americans, playing Young-Hee Seong, a Mary Kay saleswoman that Keri Russell’s Elizabeth Jennings befriends as part of a mission.
On Thursday, a message was posted to Miles’ Twitter account thanking people for their support and offering an update that Miles is “out of ICU and healing.”
“Thank you for your prayers over our families and holding us in our pain. We are extremely grateful for your kindness and generosity. Ruthie is now out of ICU and healing, by all accounts it is a miracle our second child is unharmed,” the message reads. “Please continue to pray for the Lew and Blumenstein families as we process the unthinkable and lay our grief in the loving arms of Jesus. Joshua and Abigail are now resting in Heavenly peace and Joy.”
— Ruthie Ann Miles (@RuthieAnnMiles) March 8, 2018
March 8, 10:09 a.m. This story has been updated with Miles getting out of the ICU.
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