YouTuber Corey La Barrie, pictured above, has died age 25 after he was involved in a car crash with Ink Master star Daniel Silva. TMZ reports that Silva is to be arrested for the murder of La Barrie, with whom he was out celebrating his 25th birthday.
Authorities in Los Angeles were called to the scene of an accident on Sunday night after Silva, who was allegedly driving the car with La Barrie the passenger, crashed into a street sign and a tree. The pair were out for a drive in a McLaren sports car, but it's not clear who the vehicle belonged to. Silva has reportedly not suffered life-threatening injuries in the crash.
The two were transported to a hospital, where Corey La Barrie was later pronounced dead. Silva is currently still in the hospital receiving treatment for a broken hip, but he is expected to be arrested for murder at the hospital or when he has been discharged.
La Barrie's mother confirmed the death of her son on Instagram. "He was very drunk and got into a car with a drunk driver," she wrote. "The accident killed him instantly. ... It's just so unfair."
It's currently unclear how the crash happened, but police have said that witnesses at a party the two attended said that Silva was seen drinking that night. The party was part of La Barrie's birthday celebration. It is suspected that the two were driving at a high speed before the crash.
La Barrie had begun to build a following across social media, with over 1 million followers on Instagram. His content mostly saw him and his friends goofing around, and over the last few weeks he had been making a lot of quarantine-themed material with his roommates. He lived in los Angeles with fellow content creators CJ Caylen, Crawford Collins, and Chelsey Amaro.
Silva is a tattoo artist who was featured on Ink Master a number of times. He had also started to gain a massive following on social media, with more than 1 million IG followers.
La Barrie had over 300,000 subscribers on YouTube.