Tony winner Ruthie Ann Miles is grieving in hospital after the tragic loss of her 4-year-old daughter Abigail on Monday.
The 34-year-old Broadway star was leaving a church event at a community centre in Brooklyn on foot with her friend when a driver struck Abigail and the friend’s 1-year-old son, Joshua, who was riding in a stroller, killing both children.
Miles, who is currently pregnant, was also injured and taken to New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital where she is in stable condition, The New York Post reported.
Police said the driver reported she had tried to swerve out of the way of another car before the crash and then woke up unaware she had hit anyone. The driver was not held in custody.
Celebrities and Broadway stars tweeted their condolences and support for Miles.