Driver charged in crash that killed Broadway star's child, baby kills self

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Forty-four-year-old Dorothy Bruns was found dead in her Staten Island home Tuesday.

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 died of an apparent suicide.

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Forty-four-year-old Dorothy Bruns was found dead in her Staten Island home Tuesday. Authorities say pills and a note were found nearby.

Bruns faced 15 years in jail after being charged with manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, reckless endangerment and assault following the accident in March.

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Authorities say Bruns had a seizure while stopped at a red light. Her car drove forward, killing Ruthie Ann (Miles) 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.
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