The woman police say drove her vehicle through a Brooklyn crosswalk and killed a 1-year-old and 4-year-old child, leaving several others injured, has been found dead in her Staten Island home.
Dorothy Bruns, 44, was discovered in her Staten Island home along with pills and a note, a senior law enforcement official told NBC 4 NY.
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.
In addition to manslaughter, Bruns was charged with criminally negligent homicide, reckless endangerment, assault and reckless driving.
In March, Dorothy Bruns allegedly ran a red light and struck a then-pregnant Miles, 35, and her daughter, Abigail Blumenstein, as they crossed the road in Brooklyn, New York.
Prior to the horrific March 5 vehicle crash that killed Joshua Lew, 1, and 4-year-old Abigail Blumenstein, Bruns had been instructed not to drive. Abigail's pregnant mom, Tony-winning actress Ruthie Ann Miles, later lost her near-term baby.
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.
She was facing 15 years behind bars and was due in court when she killed herself.
Bruns was freed on $75,000 bond in September.
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'.