Canada woman stops for ducks; sentenced in 2 traffic deaths
Montreal (AP) — A Canadian woman who caused a fatal traffic accident after stopping her car to help ducks on a busy highway has been sentenced to 90 days in prison.
Emma Czornobaj was convicted by a jury on two counts of criminal negligence causing death and two counts of dangerous driving causing death.
The 25-year-old was charged in the deaths of Andre Roy, 50, and his daughter Jessie, 16.
The sentence was handed down Thursday in Montreal. The sentence also prohibits her from driving for 10 years and stipulates she must do 240 hours of community service.
After Czornobaj stopped her car in June 2010 to rescue ducklings on the side of a Montreal highway, a motorcycle carrying the victims slammed into her vehicle.