The YouTuber’s parents, Simon La Barrie and Lissa Burton have decided to press charges against Silva and his company, Daniel Silva Tattoo.
In a document cited by TMZ, they allege that Silva was driving under the influence of alcohol or other unknown substances, which were provided by his own company.
In addition, they also claim that the tattoo artist was “driving at an unsafe and unreasonable speed.”
According to the outlet, Simon and Lissa are also accusing Silva of “operating the vehicle without due care and violating the California law.”
The last time fans heard of La Barrie was on May 10, the day of his 25th birthday. The YouTuber invited his followers to take part in a Twitch Livestream — shortly after which he headed out to celebrate.
His mother, Lissa, and his brother, Jarrad, have both addressed the tragedy on social media.
“My heart breaks right now, on my sons 25 birthday today he got into a car with a drunk driver. The accident killed him instantly. No words can describe the sadness I feel in loosening [sic] 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,” Lissa wrote on Instagram.
“[…] 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 f–king 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,” Jarrad wrote.