Teenage victim moved from scene in fatal hit-and-run
2 men appeared in court on Monday charged in connection to death of teen boy, 16
Ontario Provincial Police confirm a 16-year-old boy was moved from the scene of a hit-and-run collision early Sunday morning and found at a "secondary site" before being pronounced dead in hospital.
Sgt. Kristine Rae of Ontario Provincial Police said Aaron Stevenson was struck on County Road 2 just outside Brockville at approximately 12:30 a.m. Monday.
An hour later, firefighters responded to a call for a severely injured male at a Brockville skateboard park.
Skylar Cameron, a friend of Stevenson who saw the teenager get hit, said the two of them were skateboarding at the time of the collision.
2 charged, appear in court
A 23-year-old man from Augusta Township, is charged with impaired driving and indignity to a dead body.
A 21-year-old from Brockville, is charged with failing to remain at the scene of an accident contrary to the Criminal Code and indignity to a dead body.
Both men appeared by video remand on Monday. They remain in custody and will appear in Brockville court on Thursday.
"The indigity to a dead body charge is in relation to a suspect not attempting or getting medical care for the victim," said Rae.
Memorial to be held Tuesday
A post mortem examination is scheduled for Tuesday in Ottawa.
Brockville Collegiate Institute, where Stevenson was about to start Grade 11, will be having a special assembly and memorial Tuesday.
On Monday, friends and family visited the Stevenson home to offer support. Austin Stevenson, wearing his younger brother's clothes, told CBC News his brother was a talented drummer and the siblings both played the instrument.
Austin said he would keep playing the drums to honour his brother.
Mourners told CBC News the victim was also a volunteer at a seniors home and an accomplished athlete.
The joint investigation, led by the OPP, continues. Anyone with information is asked to call the OPP at 613-924-4221 or 1-888-310-1122.