Driver charged in toddler deaths in Brooklyn crosswalk kills herself

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The woman police say drove her auto through a Brooklyn crosswalk and killed a 1-year-old and 4-year-old child, leaving several others injured, has been found dead in her Staten Island home.

Dorothy Bruns was indicted earlier this year on charges of manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and assault after she allegedly drove her vehicle through a crosswalk, killing Miles' daughter, 4-year-old Abigail, and Lew's son, 1-year-old Joshua. On Tuesday, eight months after the accident, the New York Police Department confirmed Bruns was found dead from an apparent suicide.

Bruns was facing a 15-year jail term after being charged with manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, reckless endangerment and assault.

Authorities say Bruns had a seizure while stopped at a red light.

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Prosecutors alleged that Bruns continued to drive even though doctors repeatedly warned her not to because of ongoing health issues, which included a multiple sclerosis diagnosis and frequent seizures, the Daily News reported. Two months after the crash, Miles and her husband, Jonathan Blumenstein, suffered more heartbreak when they lost their unborn baby.

Killed were 1-year-old Joshua Lew and 4-year-old Abigail Blumenstein.

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

Dorothy Bruns receives medical attention at the crash scene on March 5, 2018.

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She was 39 weeks pregnant.

Miles is best known for her Tony Award-winning performance as Lady Thiang in the revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I.

Additionally in the past two years she accrued four speed violations and four red light violations.

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