Driver who killed Broadway actress' daughter, unborn baby found dead from apparent suicide

A motorist charged in killing a Broadway actress' daughter, unborn baby and another child when she suffered a seizure and went through a red light in Brooklyn, New York was found dead of an apparent suicide, police said.

Dorothy Bruns, 44, was found at her Staten Island home Tuesday afternoon. A spokesman for the New York Police Department said a medical examiner will determine a cause of death.

Pills and a note were found in Bruns' home, a senior law enforcement official told NBC New York.

Bruns was arrested at her home in May and charged with manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, assault, and other crimes after she struck Broadway actress Ruthie Ann Miles and her 4-year-old daughter, Abigail, while they were walking in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn on March 5.

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NEW YORK, NY - JULY 31: Ruthie Ann Miles attends the 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' Opening Night at Delacorte Theater on July 31, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gonzalo Marroquin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 05: Ruthie Ann Miles attends the 2017 Public Theater Gala at Delacorte Theater on June 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jimi Celeste/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Ruthie Ann Miles attends It's About Time to Celebrate Andre Bishop's 25 Years at Lincoln Center Theater at David Geffen Hall on April 24, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 25: Actors Ruthie Ann Miles (L) and Rob Yang attend 'The Americans' Season 5 Premiere at DGA Theater on February 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 25: Actress Ruthie Ann Miles attends 'The Americans' Season 5 Premiere at DGA Theater on February 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 23: Ruthie Ann Miles attends 'Sunday In The Park With George' Broadway opening night after party at New York Public Library on February 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 23: Actress Ruthie Ann Miles attends 'Sunday In The Park With George' Broadway opening night after party at New York Public Library on February 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 23: Jake Gyllenhaal, Ruthie Ann Miles with her daughter during the Actors' Equity opening night Gypsy Robe Ceremony honoring MaryAnn Hu for ''Sunday in the Park with George' at the Hudson Theatre on February 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 24: Ruthie Ann Miles with husband Jonathan Blumenstein attend the 2016 New York City Center Gala at the Plaza Hotel on October 24, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 18: Ruthie Ann Miles attends 'The Hollars' New York Screening at Cinepolis Chelsea on August 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 13: Ruthie Ann Miles attends the opening night of 'Taming Of The Shrew' at Delacorte Theater on June 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 05: Actress Ruthie Ann Miles attends the 'The Americans' season 4 premiere on March 5, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Musicians Jonathan Blumenstein and Ruthie Ann Miles attend The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 28: Ruthie Ann Miles attends the American Theatre Wing honors James Earl Jones at the Plaza Hotel on September 28, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 29: Actress/singer Ruthie Ann Miles attends the 'Voices For The Voiceless: Stars For Foster Kids' event at the St James Theater on June 29, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 11: Ruthie Ann Miles from the revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's 'The King and I' celebrate the musical's new Broadway cast recording with a concert and CD signing at Barnes & Noble east 86th street on June 11, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images)
Actress Ruthie Ann Miles attends the 2015 Tony Awards on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images Portrait for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Ruthie Ann Miles (R) and guest attend the American Theatre Wing's 69th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Ruthie Ann Miles accepts the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for �The King and I� onstage at the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 01: Ruthie Ann Miles attends the 2015 Tony Honors Cocktail Party at Diamond Horseshoe at the Paramount Hotel on June 1, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 21: Ruthie Ann Miles attends the 65th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards at Sardi's on May 21, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 18: Ruthie Ann Miles attends the 2015 Symphony Space Gala at Capitale on May 18, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Manny Carabel/Getty Images)
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Miles, 35, who was pregnant with a baby girl at the time, lost her unborn baby due to the injuries she suffered.

Also struck in the crash was her friend, Lauren Lew, whose 1-year-old son, Joshua, was killed.

A 46-year-old man was also injured in the crash and hospitalized in stable condition.

Bruns told police that she had been dealing with medical issues around the time of the crash, according to NBC New York. Prosecutors said she had suffered a seizure before going through a red light and hitting the group. Her license had not been suspended, but doctors had told her not to drive.

She had also been hospitalized two months prior to the crash after hitting a parked car.

Bruns faced 15 years in jail for the March car crash. She was freed on $75,000 bond in September. She was last in court on Oct. 3 and was scheduled for another court appearance on Nov. 20, according to the Brooklyn Daily.

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