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Driver charged in toddler deaths in crosswalk kills herself

Driver charged in toddler deaths in crosswalk kills herself

A woman who lost control of her auto in a crash that killed the toddler and unborn child of a pregnant Broadway actress has died in an apparent suicide.

According to People, police were called to Bruns' Staten Island home on Monday afternoon by a friend who checked in on her, only to find her unconscious in her bedroom. On Tuesday, eight months after the accident, the New York Police Department confirmed Bruns was found dead from an apparent suicide.

The seizure-prone Staten Island woman who had been charged with fatally mowing down two Park Slope kids in a crosswalk left behind a suicide note saying she couldn't "do this anymore", law enforcement sources told The Post Wednesday.

A background check of her driving shows she had about a dozen traffic violations against her since 2016, including speeding and running red lights.

At the time of the March vehicle crash, Bruns claimed to have had a seizure behind the wheel and later pleaded not guilty.

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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. Her vehicle drove forward, killing Ruthie Ann Blumenstein's 4-year-old daughter and the 1-year-old son of another parent.

Two year-old Abigail Blumenstein was killed in the tragedy.

Abigail was killed and her mother was taken to hospital, where she lost the baby girl she had been expecting with husband Jonathan Blumenstein.

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, contact the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255).