YouTube star Corey La Barrie celebrated his 25th birthday on May 10, 2020. He also died that night as a passenger in a car accident. After seeing social media posts that marked the occasion, his followers simply could not believe the news. It is a sad reminder that a tragedy can strike when least expected.
Corey and his friend, Daniel Silva, were both at a party in Los Angeles earlier that night. Daniel is also a social media influencer, a former contestant on Ink Master, and self-made tattoo artist. Daniel was seen drinking at the party before he and Corey left in Daniel’s 2020 Maclaran 600LT. At some point, Daniel lost control of the vehicle and the passenger side collided with a tree. Daniel broke his hip and Corey later died from blunt force injuries.
Daniel exited the vehicle and attempted to leave, but was stopped by bystanders who came to help. Police said Daniel was still under the influence of alcohol when he was arrested. The L.A. District Attorney’s Office is charging Daniel with the murder of his own friend.
When you are a passenger in a vehicle, an accident is out of your hands. But you can take charge recovering from one. These are a few things to keep in mind from the beginning:
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