Highway duck rescue lands woman in prison for life

Posted at 12:30 PM, Jun 27, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-27 12:30:21-04

HLN – A 25-year-old Canadian woman may be facing life in prison after stopping on a highway to rescue ducks, reports HLN.

The kindhearted gesture tragically resulted in two deaths and injured one other.

The accident happened nearly four years ago claiming the lives of motorcyclist Andre Roy and his teenage daughter Jessie.

Their motorcycle crashed into Emma Czornobaj’s vehicle which was illegally parked in the left lane.  Czornobaj had parked and tried to save a group of ducks who were attempting to cross the highway.

Roy’s wife, Pauline Volikakis, was riding on a second motorcycle and was injured but survived.

Czornobaj has no prior criminal record will return for a pre-sentence hearing on August 8th.  For someone that was doing an act of kindness to ensure ducks get across the street safely, she may now be facing a maximum life sentence.

Story by Tangie General