Woman Charged in Deadly Park Slope Crash Dies

Dorothy Bruns. Pic CBS New York

Dorothy Bruns was indicted earlier this year on charges of manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and assault after she allegedly drove her vehicle through a crosswalk, killing Miles' daughter, 4-year-old Abigail, and Lew's son, 1-year-old Joshua.

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.

The girl's mother is Tony Award-winning actress Ruthie Ann Miles.

Prosecutors alleged that Bruns continued to drive even though doctors repeatedly warned her not to because of ongoing health issues, which included a multiple sclerosis diagnosis and frequent seizures, the Daily News reported.

Bruns was freed on $75,000 bond in September. 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. She had been due back in court November 20.

Police said she was driving her sedan westbound on Park Slope's 9th Street near 5th Avenue when her vehicle struck a group of pedestrians, including a pair of mothers - each with a child in a stroller.

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

Miles took home a Tony award in 2015 for best featured actress for her performance in "The King And I".

The crash prompted Mayor Bill de Blasio, a traffic safety advocate who lives in Park Slope, to propose changes to state laws that would extend and expand speed enforcement cameras around school zones, escalate fines for repeat offenders up to $350, and strip vehicle registration for risky drivers. She was pronounced dead on the scene by emergency medical responders.

She faced up to 15 years in prison. According to CBS 2 New York, Bruns, 44, told investigators at the time she had suffered a seizure before the incident.

Toxicology results came in during the crash.

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