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

Elias Hubbard
November 7, 2018

Dorothy Bruns, 45, was found dead on her bed inside her Concord home by a friend late Tuesday afternoon - with a bottle of prescription anti-depressant pills and the small handwritten note nearby, sources said.

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

Bruns suffered from multiple sclerosis and was prone to seizures.

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.

Abigail was killed and her mother was taken to hospital, where she lost the baby girl she had been expecting with husband Jonathan Blumenstein. 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. Both children died in a Park Slope crash on March 5, 2018.

She had been repeatedly warned not to drive by doctors after suffering a previous medical episode.

Left, Tony Award-winning actress Ruthie Ann Blumenstein is seen with her daughter, Abigail Blumenstein. A background check of her driving shows she had about a dozen traffic violations against her since 2016, including speeding and running red lights.

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