Two men were sentenced to time in jail on Monday for their role in a 2013 hit-and-run crash outside of Brockville, Ont., that killed a 16-year-old boy, and for moving his body to a skateboarding park.
Court heard that on Sept. 1, 2013, at about 12:30 a.m., then 21-year-old Rusty Pearce of Brockville was driving a pickup truck with his friend, then 23-year-old Joseph Greer of Augusta Township, in the passenger seat.
The truck hit and instantly killed Aaron Stevenson, who was skateboarding on County Road 2 outside of Brockville. The force of the crash propelled the boy's lifeless body into the bed of the truck.
Pearce and Greer fled the crash site and only later discovered the boy's body in the bed of the truck. That's when they drove the body to a skateboarding park in Brockville and called 911, court heard.
Pearce was charged with failing to remain at the scene of an accident and indignity to a dead body. On Monday he was sentenced to two years in jail, less a day.
Greer was charged with impaired driving and indignity to a dead body. He was sentenced to 18 months in jail.
Stevenson was about to start Grade 11 at Brockville Collegiate Institute when the crash happened.