Sentencing in Tragic E-Bike Accident: Driver Gets 90 Days Jail for Carlsbad Mother’s Death

sentencing Lindsay Turmelle

Lindsay Turmelle was sentenced to 90 days in county jail and 90 days of home detention for the accidental death of Christine Hawk Embree, a Carlsbad mother. In August 2022, while driving her Toyota 4-Runner, Turmelle hit Embree, who was riding an e-bike with her 16-month-old daughter, Delilah, who miraculously remained unharmed. Embree succumbed to her injuries in the hospital. The prosecution argued that Turmelle was distracted and ran a stop sign, seeking a maximum one-year sentence. However, Turmelle’s attorney, Joni Eisenstein, contended there was no evidence of Turmelle using her phone while driving.