Woman who killed Ruthie Ann Miles’ child in car crash found dead

A woman who lost control of her car and crashed into actress Ruthie Ann Miles, killing her toddler and two months later her unborn baby, has been found dead.

44-year-old Dorothy Bruns was discovered at her New York City home in an apparent suicide.

Police say that pills and a note were found near her body.

Actress Ruthie, who was seven months pregnant at the time, was crossing a street in the Park Slope neighbourhood of Brooklyn on March 5 when she and her four-year-old daughter Abigail were knocked down by Bruns.

Abigail was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital while Ruthie herself was seriously injured.

Ruthie’s friend Lauren Lew’s one-year-old son Joshua was also killed in the collision.


Two months later a lawyer for Ruthie and her husband Jonathan Blumenstein announced that their unborn baby – who they named Sophia Rosemary Wong – had died on May 11.

Speaking at the time of their loss, a friend of the family told People magazine: “Ruthie is simply not doing well. The only consolation she had in Abigail’s death was the fact that her unborn baby had survived. But now losing that baby? She’s crushed to her core.

“She loved being a mom. She couldn’t wait to expand her family. Losing those kids, it’s destroyed her. How can she even survive this? It’s taking every bit of her faith to find a way through. To say that Ruthie is devastated would be an understatement,” the friend added.

Bruns, of Staten Island, was facing 15 years in prison after being charged with manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, reckless endangerment and assault.

Authorities claimed she had a seizure when she stopped at a red light before the collision.

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

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