Driver Charged With Killing 2 Children In Park Slope Crosswalk Found Dead

Dorothy Bruns being taken into custody by the NYPD

Dorothy Bruns being taken into custody by the NYPD

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.

The body of 44-year-old Dorothy Bruns was discovered Tuesday afternoon.

Local media reports said Burns was found Wednesday near bottles of prescription pills and what may be a suicide note, however, police would not confirm those details.

The driver of that auto, Dorothy Bruns, 44, allegedly lost control of the vehicle and faced 15 years in prison after being charged with manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, reckless endangerment and assault.

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

Prosecutors said a doctor had told Bruns to not drive, and her driving record revealed several past violations, including speeding and running red lights.

She was facing 15 years behind bars and was due in court when she killed herself. Her auto drove forward, killing the 4-year-old daughter of Broadway actress Ruthie Ann Blumenstein and the 1-year-old son of another parent.

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

The killer also told cops afterwards that she had been suffering from the effects of multiple sclerosis.

Moments before the crash, the two kids and their mothers had just gotten off the bus and were crossing the street when Bruns who was driving a white Volvo sped through the intersection at 9th Street and Fifth Avenue in Park Slope, striking the families.

Toxicology results came in during the crash.

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