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Victim Dies After Crash Involving Lamar Odom's Driver

7/18/2011 5:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A 15-year-old boy has died from injuries he sustained in a NY car crash involving a vehicle carrying NBA star Lamar Odom ... the boy's family has confirmed to TMZ.

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Odom was in NY on Thursday to attend a funeral for his cousin -- and had hired a car service to drive him around town during his visit. But while Odom was in the car, the vehicle was involved in an accident with a motorcycle ... which was propelled into a 15-year-old pedestrian.

The boy's family tells us ... the boy sustained major head injuries in the collision.

The boy was rushed to a nearby hospital ... and emergency surgery was performed in an effort to save his life ... but the injuries proved to be too severe ... and the boy died the following day.

A funeral for the boy took place earlier today.

A source close to Lamar tells us ... the NBA star is "devastated" by the tragedy.

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House Of Stickers .com    

Sorry to all involved. Lomar is a geat guy. Sorry dawgy!

1006 days ago
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realist    

How tragic and sad for all involved. To the parents I wish sympathies, peace, and love. To Lamar, it's not your fault, but understand how you feel. To the drivers, forgive yourselves. It was an accident.

1006 days ago
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Rogue Warrior    

GOOD BYE!!!!!!!!!!

1006 days ago
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Chef Jack Tripper    

Why on earth would TMZ report this story? They were only passengers in the car and not driving. LAme-o's

1006 days ago
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jacquie    

how terrible!! im sure lamar feels terrible although he wasnt at fault.. i know it sounds cryptic to say but everything happens for a reason and there are no coincidences!!

1006 days ago
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Sara    

@doug pound

Right, and if Lamar had been driving himself, people would say he should've hired a car service, he has enough money, doesn't know his way around, maybe he was drunk, blah, blah, blah.

So sorry for the family, how devastating.
RIP, young man.

1006 days ago
7.

alex    

Man, My heart goes out to the family and Lamar and his family. What a tough time for them.

1006 days ago
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miabella29    

Something more for the Kardashians to cash in on. RIP to the boy. And, Lamar? You seem like a nice guy... get out of the Kardashian web.

1006 days ago
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Amanda    

Lamar knows what its like to lose a child. I'm sure this is eating him up. I feel for all involved.

1006 days ago
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WiddoMouse    

My sympathy to the family and friends of the boy. To Mr Odom...you were doing everything right. Do not carry blame on your shoulders. To the driver...it was an accident. God forgives you. Now, forgive yourself. It is just one if those terrible cir****tances where bad things happen to good people.

1006 days ago
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The Neko Nation    

Sure Lamar is devastated. It would be a miracle if some of these self entitled celebrities and athletes could ever say something on their own without some prepared statement from their reps or attorneys. There apologies are fabricated and insincere.

1006 days ago
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Rogue Warrior    

YOU H8rs know EXACTLY what it's like to lose a child, you do so every waking moment you spend on TMZ talking about the "NEXT" tragedy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1006 days ago
13.

big al    

rip.

1006 days ago
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Sociopaths are Sad    

This is that narcissist Lamar Odom's fault. Disgusting human trash married to Kardashian filth. Lamar Odom was probably giving the driver grief about driving too slow.

1006 days ago
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Rachel    

the boy has died. the family is obviously mourning and TMZ has the NERVE to call his family and ask about it?!?!?! are you ******* kidding me TMZ? you wanna be the first to report so bad that you will stoop sooo low like this. have some ******* respect for the family. getting over your site more and more every day

1006 days ago
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