Former “Ink Master” star and Instagram influencer Daniel Silva has been arrested and charged with murder following an alleged drunk driving accident on Sunday that killed YouTube star Corey La Barrie.
Los Angeles police say Silva was driving a 2020 McLaren 600LT at high speed Sunday night when he lost control, ran off the road and hit a tree in the North Hollywood area of Los Angeles. Police say Silva tried to flee the scene, but was stopped by witnesses who came to help.
His passenger, identified as La Barrie, was taken to a hospital where he later died. It was La Barrie’s 25th birthday.
The police statement characterized the crash as a DUI fatal traffic collision, but the statement announcing the arrest did not detail allegations involving alcohol. Silva was taken into custody on Monday.
Silva appeared as a contestant on Season 10 of the reality show "Ink Master." The show bio states Silva grew up poor and found himself homeless and in jail at 19 without his parents’ support. "With just $300 saved up, he purchased tattoo equipment with a dream of making it big". He opened Daniel Silva Tattoos and has a YouTube channel with more than 229K followers, as well as 1.1 million followers on Instagram.
La Barrie’s brother, Jarrad La Barrie, shared the news of his brother’s death Monday in a message posted to Instagram.
“This isn’t something i thought i would ever have to sit here and type out for a very long time or what i wanna do right now but everyone deserves to know, my brother Corey passed away last night in a car accident with his drunk friend driving,” he wrote.
Here is Corey La Barrie’s last YouTube video: