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Brockville teen killed in hit and run

Two men are in custody following a hit and run crash that killed a 16-year-old Brockville boy.

Aaron Stevenson was struck around 12:30 a.m. Sunday morning on County Road 2 near Irace Drive, between Brockville and Maitland. He taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

An avid drummer, well liked by friends, Stevenson was set to enter Grade 11 at Brockville Collegiate this week.

Speaking to CBC Stevenson's brother Austin said his brother will be forever missed.

"He was the best part of this town," Austin said.

A friend named Skyler Cameron told CBC he'd been skate boarding with Aaron Stevenson when his friend was struck. Police wouldn't confirm online rumours about Stevenson's body being moved from the crash scene, but police did tell Metro there are two crime scenes and CBC reported that Brockville firefighters said they were called to a skateboard park about an hour after the crash for a report of a severely injured man.

On Sunday provincial police charged Joseph Greer, 23, of Augusta Township, with impaired driving, driving with more than the legal limit of alcohol in his blood and committing an indignity to a dead body. The OPP arrested a second man later on Sunday morning. Rusty Pearce, 21, of Brockville, is facing charges of failing to remain at the scene of an accident contrary to the Criminal Code and indignity to a dead body.

Both men are being held in police custody after appearing appearing in court in Brockville by video remand on Monday. Their next scheduled appearance is Thursday.

The OPP are asking anyone with information about the incident to call them at 613 924-4221 or 1-888-310-1122.

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