In the beginning of March, sad news emerged about a crash involving pedestrians in New York. It was later revealed that the crash involved pregnant Tony Award-winning actress Ruthie Ann Miles, along with her four-year-old daughter.
Ruthie was with her daughter, Abigail, as well as her friend Lauren Lew and Lauren’s son, 1-year-old Josh. The group was reportedly coming from a church event when they began crossing a street.
As they were crossing, a woman ran her white Volvo through the red light and crashed into the group of pedestrians. Tragically, both of the young kids were killed in the accident. Abigail was struck straight on by the car while Josh was dragged over 100 feet in his stroller.
After the accident, Ruthie was rushed to the intensive care unit. Several days after, she was released and it appeared that she was on the full road to recovery. Additionally, it seemed that her unborn baby had not been harmed in the crash.
Sadly, 2 months after the crash it was revealed that Ruthie has lost her unborn child as well. Over the weekend, Ruthie and her husband Jonathan lost their baby at 39 weeks, shortly before her due date. Now, the couple has lost two children in this horrible accident.
Now, the couple’s lawyer has released a statement on behalf of Ruthie and Jonathan. Below is the statement:
“As many of you know, Ruthie and Jonathan’s daughter, Abigail, was tragically killed. At the time of the crash, Ruthie was pregnant and was severely injured. This past Friday Ruthie and Jonathan lost their baby, Sophia Rosemary Wong Blumenstein.”
He continued, “The pain suffered by Ruthie and Jonathan is nearly impossible to fathom. As you might imagine, they are overwhelmed by the sadness of the deaths of their children. Ruthie and Jonathan are grateful for the support of their family and friends but wish and ask that their privacy be respected during this most trying time.”
They concluded with these sad but hopeful words: “Ruthie and Jonathan continue to seek God’s presence, mercy and peace.”
Please be praying for Ruthie and Jonathan as they deal with these two extremely tragic losses two months apart from one another. Share your prayers here. In other recent news and something to keep in your prayers, another Markle family member was just hospitalized days before the big wedding.