Ink Master's Daniel Silva was drunk driving, tried to flee after crash killed YouTuber Corey La Barrie: Police
'Ink Master' star Daniel Silva was arrested for murder post an alleged drunk driving incident that saw the death of YouTube star Corey La Barrie.
It has now emerged that Silva who had been driving the 2020 McLaren 600LT involved in the crash on Sunday night, May 10, and had attempted to flee the scene of the crash. He was stopped by horrified bystanders, the authorities have revealed. Corey had been sitting in the passengers' seat.
The sports car estimated to cost around $256,500 had "ran off the road and then collided with a stop sign and a tree." According to the police, Silva had slowly managed to climb out of the car and had tried to escape but was prevented from doing so by a group of onlookers to rushed to help the pair.
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The pictures from the car crash show Silva being carried out on a stretcher by paramedics with his eyes closed and wrists outstretched.
Corey was incapacitated in the passenger seat and had taken the full brunt of the crash which claimed his life. The two were transported to a hospital where Corey was pronounced dead a little after arrival. Silva was treated for a hip injury and was arrested on Monday night, May 11.
LAPD officer Mike Lopez was able to confirm that Silva "was driving the car under the influence of alcohol," USA Today revealed. Silva is currently under police custody and is being charged with murder. As per LA jail records, Silva is being held on $200,000 bail.
An attorney for Corey's family, Michael Kraut, told CNN, "Right now, I can tell you that the family is in absolute shell shock. His family over in Australia are on their way here to deal with the burial and grieve." He added that the incident is "beyond reckless" and Silva must be held "fully accountable in the legal system for his actions."
We had earlier reported that witnesses had also shared with the authorities that the two had attended a party the previous evening and were celebrating Corey's birthday where both were drinking. Silva had been driving the sports car very fast when the fatal accident took place.
Corey's family also confirmed the unfortunate and tragic death of the 25-year-old on social media. Corey's young brother posted on 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… this is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. I don’t how I’m supposed to do this without you."
"I miss you so much already, this isn’t fair. Thank you for always being the best big brother I could ask for I love you so f***ing much life’s never gonna be the same without you R.I.P. P.S say hi to grandad and grandma for me. I love you."
Corey's grieving mother Lissa Burton also shared, "My heart breaks right now, on my son’s 25th birthday today. He was very drunk and got into a car with a drunk diver. The accident killed him instantly. No words can describe the sadness I feel in loosening a child. It just feels so unreal and I’m overwhelmed with grief. I love you so much Corey and will miss you so so much. It’s just so unfair."