VAN NUYS (CNS) - A tattoo artist pleaded not guilty today to a murder charge stemming from the crash of his McLaren sports car in Valley Village, which killed YouTube personality Corey La Barrie on his 25th birthday.
Daniel Joseph Silva, 26, of North Hollywood, was behind the wheel of the luxury sports car when it crashed May 10, killing La Barrie, who was a passenger in the vehicle, according to police and prosecutors.
Silva was allegedly driving the 2020 McLaren 600LT at high speed eastbound on Huston Street when he lost control of the car, which ran off the road and hit a stop sign and tree on the northeast corner of Huston and Carpenter Avenue, police said.
Silva was hurt in the crash but did not suffer life-threatening injuries, according to TMZ.
La Barrie was part of a YouTube duo with Crawford Collins, and the two had more than 100,000 subscribers on their YouTube channel, according to a statement issued by Michael Kraut and Brian Breiter, attorneys representing the La Barrie family.
He also had more than 335,000 subscribers on his own YouTube channel and 340,000 Instagram followers.
“To lose a loved one is tragic in and of itself, but the devastating details of this case make it almost impossible for Corey's family to come to terms with,'' Breiter said.
La Barrie, who was taken to a hospital, died that night of multiple blunt force injuries, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office.
Silva -- who appeared on the tattoo-competition TV show “Ink Master'' -- remains jailed in lieu of $2 million bail, according to jail records.
He could face up to 15 years to life in state prison if convicted as charged, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.
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