A woman stopped for saving ducks might have made the biggest mistake of her life. Emma Czornobaj from Canada was found guilty on Friday for being the reason a motorcyclist and his daughter were killed. In a USA Today report, a jury unanimously convicted the 25-year-old on two counts of criminal negligence causing death and two counts of dangerous driving causing death.
The first charge carries a maximum life sentence while the second charge carries a maximum of 14 years in jail.
NewsOxy reports that Czornobaj is stunned by the jury's decision.
Andre Roy, 50, was traveling with his 16-year-old daughter, Jessie, on his Harley-Davidson and was riding along at a speed estimated to be around 70 to 80 mph in a 60 mph zone. Roy's wife was driving behind them and was unharmed in the terrible accident. She reportedly doesn't blame Czornbaj for her husband and daughter's deaths. Her husband died in her arms and her daughter later died at the hospital after being trapped beneath the Honda Civic.
Czornobaj was trying to help some ducklings cross the road when Roy's motorcycle slammed into her car. She had pulled her car over in the left lane of a provincial highway after noticing seven ducklings on the median, according to the report. Czornobaj said in court that she didn't see where the ducks' mother was. She was attempting to herd them with intent on taking them home.
The woman who stopped for the ducks that day had no idea what it would do to her life. She will have her pre-sentence hearing on Aug. 8.
Although no criminal intentions were on her part when this woman stopped for the ducks, her actions didn't take one life, but two of them.