Dorothy Bruns, 45, was found dead on her bed inside her Concord home by a friend late Tuesday afternoon - with a bottle of prescription anti-depressant pills and the small handwritten note nearby, sources said. When police arrived, Bruns was found unconscious and unresponsive in a bedroom with no obvious signs of trauma.
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.
The Broadway actress, who won a Tony Award in 2015 for her role in "The King and I", was pregnant at the time of the crash and later lost her unborn baby.
Bruns pleaded not guilty in May and faced a maximum of 15 years in prison if convicted.
Prosecutors said a doctor had told Bruns to not drive, and her driving record revealed several past violations, including speeding and running red lights.
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Killed were 1-year-old Joshua Lew and 4-year-old Abigail Blumenstein.
The driver of that auto, Dorothy Bruns, 44, allegedly lost control of the vehicle and faced 15 years in prison after being charged with manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, reckless endangerment and assault. Another victim, a 46-year-old male, was rushed to hospital as well.
"The pain suffered by Ruthie and Jonathan is almost impossible to fathom", their lawyer Ben Rabinowitz told the New York Daily News at the time.
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