A Canadian woman faces life in prison after she decided to stop on a highway to allow a group of ducks to cross the road.
Her decision led to the deaths of a motorcyclist and his passenger daughter.
According to the Canadian Press, on June 27, 2010, 25-year-old Emma Czornobaj stopped her car in the left lane of a Montreal highway and got out to help the ducklings that were on the median.
Andre Roy, 50, who was traveling with his 16-year-old daughter, Jessie, on his Harley-Davidson, was driving an estimated 80 mph in a roughly 60 mph zone and slammed into the back of Czornobaj’s car.
Czornobaj was found guilty of two counts of criminal negligence causing death — a charge that carries a maximum of life sentence — and two counts of dangerous driving causing death.
The self-professed animal lover, Czornobaj, said she didn’t see the duckling’s mother, and was trying to help them.
The wife and mother of the victims said she doesn’t blame Czornobaj for the deaths, and says it’s time to move past the incident.