Woman Charged in Deadly Park Slope Crash Dies

Dorothy Bruns. Pic CBS New York

The New York woman charged in a fatal auto accident that killed the toddler and unborn child of a pregnant Broadway actress was found dead of an apparent suicide in her Staten Island home Wednesday, a police spokesperson told Fox News.

An NYPD spokesperson confirmed to ET that police were called to Bruns' Staten Island home for a wellness check after a friend said she hadn't heard from her. They say pills and a note were found nearby.

Abigail and Joshua were killed and Miles, who was seven months pregnant at the time, lost her baby in May.

One of the mothers is Broadway actress Ruthy Ann Miles, whose unborn baby later died.

Dorothy Bruns was indicted earlier this year on charges of manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and assault after she allegedly drove her auto through a crosswalk, killing Miles' daughter, 4-year-old Abigail, and Lew's son, 1-year-old Joshua.

Prosecutors say doctors had told Bruns not to drive after she had a previous medical problem.

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Bruns was freed on $75,000 bond in September.

She was facing 15 years behind bars and was due in court when she killed herself.

On March 5, Bruns was behind the wheel of her vehicle when she fatally hit two children in a Brooklyn crosswalk and caused a woman to lose her unborn child.

She was 39 weeks pregnant.

Blumenstein, who goes by the stage name Ruthie Ann Miles, won a featured actress Tony in 2015 for her role as Lady Thiang in a revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's 'The King and I'. Right, Lauren Lew is seen with her son 1-year-old Joshua.

In September 2017, Bruns struck a pedestrian in Long Island City, Queens. A background check of her driving shows she had about a dozen traffic violations against her since 2016, including speeding and running red lights.

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