BROCKTON — The driver of a car that crashed in East Bridgewater in May, killing four of his friends, was in Brockton Juvenile Court court on Monday.

Naiquan Hamilton, 18, pleaded not guilty to charges of manslaughter by motor vehicle, operating under the influence, and motor vehicle homicide by reckless operation.

Prosecutors say Hamilton was behind the wheel when he lost control while trying to pass another car. His vehicle rolled over and struck a tree.  Police said marijuana was found at the crash scene.

Killed in the crash were David Bell, Christopher Desir, Eryck Sablah, all 17, and 16-year-old Nicholas Joyce. All four were students and Stoughton High School.

According to the Brockton Enterprise, Hamilton has been released on personal recognizance.