Popular YouTuber Corey La Barrie is dead after a car cash in Los Angeles. He died on his 25th birthday.
He was a passenger inside the car being driven by reality tv star Daniel Silva (of Ink Master). TMZ reported that Silva was in a McLaren sports car when they struck both a stop sign and a tree in Los Angeles on May 10th. They were celebrating La Barrie’s 25th birthday at his nearby house.
On Silva, the driver, TMZ reports he “did not suffer life-threatening injuries in the wreck, but the passenger, La Barrie, did. Both were transported to a hospital, where the YouTube star was later pronounced dead.”
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“Our sources say Silva is still being treated for a broken hip, and will either be arrested for murder there or once he’s discharged,” TMZ continues.
“As for how this happened…we’re told police were briefed by witnesses at a party that both Silva and La Barrie had attended earlier in the night to celebrate Corey’s birthday. Our sources say people told cops Silva was seen drinking earlier that night.”
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Multiple sources told the police that the McLaren driven by Silva was traveling at a very high speed but there is no other information at this time.
Corey La Barrie’s brother, Jarrad, had the tough task of breaking the news of his brother’s death via 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 dont how I’m suppose 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 fucking 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.”
A press release obtained by FOX reported that the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed that they’d arrested 27-year-old Silva (the driver) for murder. According to the LAPD, the McLaren car driven by Silva “ran off the road and collided with a stop sign and a tree” Although gravely injured, Corey La Barrie did not succumb to his injuries until they reached the hospital.”
From The Wrap: “The driver of the Maclaran (Silva) exited the vehicle and attempted to leave the scene but was stopped by citizens who came to render aid.”
La Barrie’s Mom, Lissa Burton, also took to Instagram to share news of her son’s death.
“My heart breaks right now, on my sons 25 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.”
La Barrie became a very popular YouTuber. His channel had amassed over 300,000 subscribers. He loved doing collaborations with other social media stars, including David Dobrik. On Instagram, La Barrie had a loyal fanbase of over 1 million followers.