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Driver Who Fatally Struck Tony Winner’s Daughter Is Charged

The driver who fatally struck two children—including the 4-year-old daughter of a Tony Award-winning actresses–has been indicted by a Brooklyn grand jury on charges of manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, and assault, according to the New York Post. Dorothy Bruns ran over and killed 1-year-old Joshua Lew and 4-year-old Abigail Blumenstein on March 5th in Park Slope. The 4-year-old who died was the daughter of Ruthie Ann Miles, who won a Tony for her performance in The King and I. Sources told the Post that Bruns, who has multiple sclerosis, said she had a seizure behind the wheel, causing her to lose control of the vehicle. Bruns had reportedly accumulated 12 traffic violations since 2016—including ones for “speeding in school zones and running red light.” Her license was suspended shortly after the accident.