Duck lover guilty of bikers’ deaths


Ottawa - A Quebec woman who stopped to help ducklings cross a busy highway was found guilty Friday of causing the deaths of two motorcyclists who crashed into the rear of her car.

A jury found Emma Czornobaj, 25, guilty of two counts of criminal negligence causing death and two counts of dangerous driving causing death.

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She faces up to life in prison when she returns to court in August for sentencing.

Czornobaj had stopped her car in the left lane of a highway south of Montreal in June 2010, the court heard.

She was trying to round up a gaggle of ducklings that had been wandering in and out of traffic when an unsuspecting 50-year-old motorcyclist slammed into her car at more than 105 kilometers (65 miles) per hour.

Both the motorcyclist and his passenger, his 16 year-old daughter, died in the collision.


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