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

Clay Curtis
November 8, 2018

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

Abigail was killed and her mother was taken to hospital, where she lost the baby girl she had been expecting with husband Jonathan Blumenstein.

Dorothy Bruns, 44, was found dead at her Staten Island home Wednesday, with officials saying they had discovered pills and a note close to her corpse which read 'I don't want to live like this anymore'. During the episode, she lost control of her auto, which traveled forward, fatally striking Joshua Lew, 1, and Abigail Blumstein, 4, who were crossing the intersection with their mothers, who were also injured.

Bruns had a seizure behind the wheel and ran a red light on the afternoon of March 5, killing two children: 4-year-old Abigail Blumenstein, the daughter of award-winning stage actress Ruthie Ann Miles, and 1-year-old Joshua Lew, the young son of Miles' friend, Lauren Lew.

Prosecutors say just three weeks before the incident, doctors told Bruns not to drive for at least one year because of a medical issue.

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

Horrifying video captured at the scene shows the white auto rolling into the crosswalk as the unsuspecting pedestrians are struck.

However the NYPD highway safety cop failed to document the crash properly, which would have flagged her driving record, according to the Daily News in a report last month.

Toxicology results came in during the crash.

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