NewsNational News


Woman faces prison time after stopping to help ducklings

Posted at 2:45 PM, Jul 07, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-07 14:45:13-04

MONTREAL – Emma Czornobaj, 25, was convicted in the deaths of a father and daughter who collided into Czornobaj’s parked car on a busy Montreal highway. 

Czornobaj had stopped her car on the highway to help a group of ducklings on the side of the road.  She told the court she did not see the ducklings’ mother and planned to collect the baby ducks to take home.

Czornobaj was convicted Friday on two counts of criminal negligence causing death and two counts of dangerous driving causing death in connection to the 2010 incident, according to CBC News.

She faces a life prison sentence.

Andre Roy, 50, and his 16-year-old daughter Jesse were killed when their motorcycle hit Czornobaj’s car. Police said Roy’s motorcycle was traveling at about 80 miles per hour when he hit the brakes.

Roy’s wife, who was driving behind her husband and daughter and witnessed the crash, was in court to hear the verdict.

“My feelings are that it is time that we go on,” Pauline Volikakis said. “This will not bring back my loved ones.”

Because of the lack of criminal intent Czornoba‘s lawyer is pushing for no jail time