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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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31.

CrisDizzle    

Typical TMZ portraying a no-name athlete who's only famous cuz he's married to a 'Kardashian' (no not that one.. the chubby one!) as the victim of this tragedy! *SMH* RIP to the 15 yr old victim.

1106 days ago
32.

South Beach    

Tragic accident, poor kid. 10 seconds a lives are changed forever.

1106 days ago
33.

Ginger    

This is so sad. Did they say if the kid was wearing a helmet? Either way, condolences to the boy's family. They've lost their son. Doesn't sound like Odom was guilty of anything but being in the car. This is just sad all around.

1106 days ago
34.

ChiChi    

Cha-Ching!!!!!! Get ready to pay up Lamar! Even though it's not your fault I bet the family has already retained some ambulance chasing lawyer.

1106 days ago
35.

Montclair Grandma    

Sociopaths are Sad:
What mean, hateful things to say. I have sympathy for all involved because they are all hurting. This was not Lamar's fault and you are really a sorry piece of humanity for the things you said and for blaming Lamar for the accident.

1106 days ago
36.

Muppet    

Ginger 13 minutes ago
This is so sad. Did they say if the kid was wearing a helmet? Either way, condolences to the boy's family. They've lost their son. Doesn't sound like Odom was guilty of anything but being in the car. This is just sad all around.
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I gathered from the story that the 15 year old was a pedestrian on the sidewalk. The car Lamar was in hit a bike that then hit the child.


Horrible time for everyone involved. My sympathy goes out to them all.

1106 days ago
37.

JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

And condolences to the child's family, another innocent dead kid on society's hands....

and you KNOW there was something going on in that car. That'll dribble out next couple days pun intended.

1106 days ago
38.

Paloma    

Wow! Some of these comments are absolutely disgusting. You people can be evil. No matter how you look at this situation it is horrific for each and every person involved. Show a little compassion if you even know what the word means. This has nothing to do with the Kardashians. Let's not lose sight that someone lost their life and people are suffering as a result of the loss. Stop hating.

1106 days ago
39.

Cromulent    

Lamar married the wrong Kardashian. Kim is the lucky one. Not Sasquatch.

1106 days ago
40.

Reta    

It depends on WHO caused the crash and which driver was at fault, the car driver or the motorcyclist. Maybe one turned in front of the other.
NOT Odems fault just being a passenger. How moronic some of your comments are!

1106 days ago
41.

positive    

I extend my sympathy to the family of the deceased. May peace and comfort be with you.

1106 days ago
42.

Boba Lola    

HAVE YOU GUYS SEEN WHAT KHLO-HOLE KEEPS TWEETING?? SHE HAS NOT MENTIONED THIS SAD TRAGEDY AND ONLY FOCUSES ON HERSELF OF COURSE! GOOD JOB KRIS JENNER, I MEAN KRIS KARDASHIAN, ALL YOUR CHILDREN ARE BRAIN DEAD WHOR*S. LAMAR TWEETED HIS RESPECTS AND KHLOE RESPONDS ABOUT THEIR LOVE, WHAT A JOKE

1106 days ago
43.

LittleBIt    

I am so sorry for Lamar. He is such a sweet man and it's so unfortunate this accident happened. I know he will take this to heart and somehow I hope that this will not affect him too badly. He's such a kind, sensitive, understanding person. God Bless the family of this young boy and I pray they will be able to deal with this terrible death somehow.

1106 days ago
44.

anonymous    

lamar told him to pass people and he busted the red light. he was at fault for hitting the motorcycle, thus the death of this poor kids. motorcycle had no chance with his big car. lamar should be sued.

he ordered his driver to go through the red. arrogant celebrity.

1106 days ago
45.

anonymous    

there was a witness on here last night who said lamar ordered the driver to buzz past everyone and blow through the red light, and that is why this poor kid got hit, and is dead now...lamar odom does have a lot of responsibility here..he should be devastated, and sued.

1106 days ago
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