The person accused of killing the four-year-old daughter of Tony Award-winning actress Ruthie Ann Miles has been charged with manslaughter, USA Today reports.
Dorothy Bruns, 44, who is suspected of having had a seizure at the time of the collision, was arrested at her residence in Staten Island on Thursday. She is accused of driving into a Brooklyn crosswalk on March 5 and killing both the Broadway actress’ young daughter and a one-year-old boy. Charges against her include manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and reckless driving, according to USA Today.
Miles was injured in the crash.
The New York Daily News was the first to report of the accident, which occurred when a driver ran a red light on Monday, fatally hitting the two children at a Brooklyn street corner. One of the kid’s strollers was dragged more than 350 feet.
Miles (who also goes by the last name Blumenstein), was with another woman, Lauren Lew, and her four-year-old daughter and Lew’s one-year-old son when the accident occurred at around 12:40 p.m on March 5.
Witnesses told the Daily News that Miles was pregnant and critically hurt, while Lew was also injured. The children were rushed to the hospital but died, while both mothers are now in stable condition.
According to the Daily News, the driver’s car was cited four times in the last two years for running red lights, and attempted to drive away, but crashed into several cars and was stopped by witnesses.
The driver was taken to a nearby hospital, and relatives told the Daily News that she suffered a seizure while driving.
Miles won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress for her role in “The King and I.” She also starred in episodes of ‘The Americans” and “Elementary.” A spokesperson for Miles has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.
Many Broadway stars, including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Kristin Chenoweth and Audra McDonald took to Twitter to send messages of support. A GoFundMe campaign for Miles and her family has been set up.