UPDATE: The Los Angeles Police Department has arrested “Ink Master” star Daniel Silva for murder, it announced Monday night.
Silva was arrested in connection with the death of YouTuber Corey La Barrie, who was a passenger with him in a car crash in Los Angeles on Sunday night, according to TMZ. It was La Barrie’s 25th birthday.
While they originally would not confirm names, a spokesperson for the LAPD told Variety earlier on Monday that there was a car accident at Hudson Street and Carpenter Avenue at about 9 p.m. Sunday. The driver and passenger were transferred to a hospital, where the passenger died from his injuries. The driver did not sustain life-threatening injuries, but is still being treated, and will be booked on an “open charge” when he is released from the hospital.
According to TMZ, Silva was being treated for a broken hip.
More details are pending regarding the nature of the accident. However, in an Instagram post on Monday, La Barrie’s brother Jarrad said Corey died “in a car accident with his drunk friend driving.”
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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
“This is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do,” read Jarrad’s caption. “I don’t 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 f—ing much life’s never gonna be the same without you R.I.P.”
La Barrie was a YouTuber with over 300,000 subscribers and had participated in collaborations with other popular YouTubers, including David Dobrik.
Silva is a tattoo artist who has been featured on Paramount Network’s “Ink Master” several times. He had built a sizable following on social media, with more than 1 million Instagram followers.
An email address listed for Silva did not immediately respond to Variety‘s request for comment.