A Stoughton man who has been indicted as a youthful offender on charges that he was driving recklessly and under the influence of marijuana when he crashed his car and killed for young passengers in East Bridgewater, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz announced today.
Late yesterday, Plymouth County Grand Jury returned indictments against 18 year old Naiquan D. Hamilton of Stoughton for four counts each of Manslaughter by Motor Vehicle, Motor Vehicle Homicide by Operating Under the Influence, and Motor Vehicle Homicide by Reckless Operation.
At approximately 4:06 p.m. on May 19th a 911 call came in at 558 West Street (Route 106) for a car into a tree. Bridgewater responded and found five victims in the vehicle.
Four victims were confirmed dead. Three were confirmed dead at the scene. Those victims were identified as Christopher Desir, 17, of Brockton, Eric Sarblah, 17, of Stoughton, and Nick Joyce, 16, of Stoughton. David Bell, 17, of Stoughton was pronounced dead after being transported to the hospital.
Hamilton, who was 17 years old at the time of the crash, was the driver of the vehicle and was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton before he was transported to Boston Medical Center for treatment.
East Bridgewater Police notified State Police Detectives in the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office and the State Police CARS Unit and an investigation commenced. The investigation results and the indictments allege that Hamilton was driving recklessly and under the influence of marijuana at the time of the fatal crash.
Hamilton will be arraigned on the charges in Brockton Juvenile Court at a later date.