Driver charged in toddler crosswalk deaths commits suicide

<p>Authorities say a woman who lost control of her car and fatally struck the child of a Tony Award-winning Broadway actress and another toddler in a Brooklyn crosswalk has committed suicide.</p>

News 12 Staff

Nov 7, 2018, 6:05 AM

Updated 1,995 days ago

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Authorities say a woman who lost control of her car and fatally struck the child of a Tony Award-winning Broadway actress and another toddler in a Brooklyn crosswalk has committed suicide.
Officials say 44-year-old Dorothy Bruns was found dead in her Staten Island home Tuesday. They say pills and a note were found nearby.
Bruns faced 15 years in prison after being charged with manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, reckless endangerment and assault following the accident in March.
Authorities say Bruns had a seizure while stopped at a red light. Her car drove forward, killing Ruthie Ann Blumenstein's 4-year-old daughter and the 1-year-old son of another parent. Blumenstein later lost her unborn child.
Prosecutors say doctors had told Bruns not to drive after she had a previous medical episode.
Bruns was out on bail after pleading not guilty to manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide.
AP wires contributed to this report.


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