Driver charged with killing two children and unborn baby 'kills herself'

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A New York City woman who had been charged in a auto crash that killed a Broadway star's unborn baby, her 4-year-old daughter and another child was found dead Tuesday, having apparently taken her own life.

Dorothy was found dead of a suicide on Tuesday (November 6) at her home in Staten Island, New York.

According to WCBS 2, Bruns was found during a police wellness check: "Officers found Bruns" body and evidence she had ingested pills, and she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Bruns was ultimately hit with a 10-count indictment on charges of manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, reckless endangerment, assault, and reckless driving related to the crash.

A driver who faced 15 years in jail for killing two young children and an unborn baby has taken her own life, police say.

Bruns suffered from multiple sclerosis and was prone to seizures.

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Prosecutors say doctors had told Bruns not to drive after she had a previous medical problem.

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

On March 5, Bruns was behind the wheel of her auto when she fatally hit two children in a Brooklyn crosswalk and caused a woman to lose her unborn child. Her vehicle drove forward, killing Ruthie Ann Blumenstein's 4-year-old daughter and the 1-year-old son of another parent.

She was 39 weeks pregnant. She also had numerous speeding tickets in the years before the crash.

Blumenstein, who goes by the stage name Ruthie Ann Miles, won a featured actress Tony in 2015 for her role as Lady Thiang in a revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's 'The King and I'.

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