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‘Ink Master’s Daniel Silva is arrested for murder after

The Los Angeles tattoo artist arrested for murder following an alleged drunk driving crash that killed YouTube star Corey La Barrie tried to flee the scene of the fatal accident before being stopped by bystanders, police say.

Former Ink Master contestant Daniel Silva, 27, was driving a 2020 McLaren 600LT at speed in LA on Sunday night when he lost control, ‘ran off the road and then collided with a stop sign and a tree.’

Police say Silva then climbed out from the wreckage and attempted to flee the scene but was stopped by a group of bystanders who raced over to administer aid.

La Barrie, meanwhile, lay incapacitated in the passenger seat having taken the brunt of the crash. No other vehicles were involved.

Both Silva and La Barrie were transported to a local hospital where La Barrie was pronounced dead shortly after arrival. Silva was treated for a hip injury and was arrested later Monday night for murder.

Former Ink Master contestant Daniel Silva, 27, was driving a 2020 McLaren 600LT at speed in LA on Sunday night when he lost control of the sportscar. He’s pictured being stretchered away from the scene after he suffered a hip injury

YouTuber Corey La Barrie (above) was killed in the  crash on his 25th birthday on Sunday. His friend Ink Master star Daniel Silva has been arrested for his murder

YouTuber Corey La Barrie (above) was killed in the  crash on his 25th birthday on Sunday. His friend Ink Master star Daniel Silva has been arrested for his murder

Police say Silva then climbed out from the wreckage and attempted to flee the scene but was stopped by a group of bystanders who raced over to administer aid

Police say Silva then climbed out from the wreckage and attempted to flee the scene but was stopped by a group of bystanders who raced over to administer aid

Silva's car 'ran off the road and then collided with a stop sign and a tree'. Bystanders say he tried to flee the scene

Silva’s car ‘ran off the road and then collided with a stop sign and a tree’. Bystanders say he tried to flee the scene

Photos from the scene of the crash show Silva being stretched away by paramedics, with his eyes close and wrists outstretched limply in front of him. 

In the hours leading up to the fatal incident, the two men had been partying at Le Barrie’s home in celebration of his 25th birthday. Sources say Silva had been drinking before getting in the car.

LAPD Officer Mike Lopez confirmed to USA Today that Silva ‘was driving the car under the influence of alcohol’, and is now in police custody having been charged with murder.

Silva, best known for his appearance on season 10 of Ink Master – a competition where tattoo artists show off their talent and compete for a grand prize – is currently being held on $200,000 bail, Los Angeles jail records show. 

La Barrie was originally from Adelaide, Australia but moved to Los Angeles after building a successful career as a comedic social media influencer. He runs a YouTube channel with Crawford Collins called Corey & Crawford which has 104,000 subscribers.

‘Right now, I can tell you that the family is in absolute shell shock,’Michael Kraut, an attorney for the La Barrie family, told CNN ‘His family over in Australia are on their way here to deal with the burial and grieve.’

Kraut called the incident ‘beyond reckless’ and said Silva should be ‘held fully accountable in the legal system for his actions.’

La Barrie’s family confirmed his sudden passing on social media Monday and also accused Silva of being drunk behind the wheel and responsible for his death.

‘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,’ his younger brother Jarrad shared on Instagram. 

‘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,’ he added.  

Silva's 2020 McLaren 600LT is shown above. Both of the men were taken to hospital but Le Barrie died shortly after arrival

Silva’s 2020 McLaren 600LT is shown above. Both of the men were taken to hospital but Le Barrie died shortly after arrival

Ink Master star Daniel Silva, 26, (above) has been booked for murder in the fatal car crash, as witnesses claim Silva had been drinking before he got behind the wheel

Ink Master star Daniel Silva, 26, (above) has been booked for murder in the fatal car crash, as witnesses claim Silva had been drinking before he got behind the wheel

In the hours leading up to the fatal incident, the two men had been partying at Le Barrie's home in celebration of his 25th birthday

In the hours leading up to the fatal incident, the two men had been partying at Le Barrie’s home in celebration of his 25th birthday

LAPD Officer Mike Lopez confirmed to USA Today that Silva 'was driving the car under the influence of alcohol', and is now in police custody having been charged with murder

LAPD Officer Mike Lopez confirmed to USA Today that Silva ‘was driving the car under the influence of alcohol’, and is now in police custody having been charged with murder

Silva, best known for his appearance on season 10 of Ink Master - a competition where tattoo artists show off their talent and compete for a grand prize - is currently being held on $200,000 bail, Los Angeles jail records show

Silva, best known for his appearance on season 10 of Ink Master – a competition where tattoo artists show off their talent and compete for a grand prize – is currently being held on $200,000 bail, Los Angeles jail records show

La Barrie’s family confirmed his sudden passing on social media and also accused Silva of being drunk behind the wheel and responsible for his death. '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,' his younger brother Jarrad shared on Instagram

La Barrie’s family confirmed his sudden passing on social media and also accused Silva of being drunk behind the wheel and responsible for his death. ‘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,’ his younger brother Jarrad shared on Instagram

'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,' La Barrie's mother Lissa Burton shared on Instagram

‘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,’ La Barrie’s mother Lissa Burton shared on Instagram

Silva rose to fame on the show Ink Master where tattoo artists show off their talent and compete for a grand prize. He appeared in season 10 of the show which aired 2018

He is reportedly in the hospital suffering a broken hip following the car crash

Silva rose to fame on the show Ink Master where tattoo artists show off their talent and compete for a grand prize. He appeared in season 10 of the show which aired 2018. He is reportedly in the hospital suffering a broken hip following the car crash 

‘My heart breaks right now, on my son’s 25th birthday today. He was very drunk and got into a car with a drunk driver. 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,’ La Barrie’s mother Lissa Burton shared on Instagram. 

La Barrie had uploaded his final video on Saturday May 9 talking about his upcoming birthday plans. On 1pm PST he live-streamed celebrating with his roommates. 

‘We might get a little bit drunk, who knows’ he said during the video. 

La Barries final tweet said: ‘Thank you for the birthday wishes love you guys! And if you have the intro to my stream how did you like it?’ 

Tributes have poured in on social media for the Youtube figure. 

His final tweet: Corey La Barrie's last tweet was thanking his followers for the birthday wishes

His final tweet: Corey La Barrie’s last tweet was thanking his followers for the birthday wishes

Tributes poured in for La Barrie on Monday following news of his death

Tributes poured in for La Barrie on Monday following news of his death

‘I don’t know what to say. Corey was only 25 years old. He didn’t deserve to die. Corey was the 4th Seavey boy. You be dearly missed Corey,’ one fan tweeted Monday. 

‘Corey i truly hope you know how many of us you’ve had an impact on. thank you for always making us laugh, we love you forever,’ another added.

‘i’m crying so much. i love you & im sorry you were taken too soon. ):’ one Twitter fan wrote.  

According to his bio on Ink Master, Silva grew up poor and found himself homeless and in jail at 19, having become estranged from his parents. 

‘With just $300 saved up, he purchased tattoo equipment with a dream of making it big,’ the bio says. He opened Daniel Silva Tattoos and has a YouTube channel with more than 229K followers, as well as 1.1 million followers on Instagram. 

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