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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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Cynthia    

I read some of these post, and a few folks need to up their meds. How did this become Lamar's fault? He hired a car service, it was a tragic accident. But I sure Lamar will be name in the law suit. You know it's coming.

1172 days ago
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Tasos    

My condolences to the family and friends of the boy who was killed in the accident and, of course, to Lamar. Odom did nothing wrong. He was a grieving witness to an accident between his driver and the deceased boy, as he was on his way to mourn with his kin over their loss of their beloved kin.

It is beyond sad that so many evidently are so willing and anxious to fault Odom based solely on their petty and hateful jealousy. The haters here would do well to recall that the Lord grants mercy to those like Odom, who mourn, but He detests the sinful covetousness that very evidently drive*****ers to write the hateful things that they have written here.

1172 days ago
63.

tami    

Funny how several people have brought up the death of Lamar's own child. It was a devastation, but from what I hear not for him. He was nowhere to be found at the time. The mom had to deal with it by herself.

1172 days ago
64.

steve    

The Kardashians are all wh0res and will stop at nothing to get their names in the news.

1172 days ago
65.

marie    

RIP young child. Lamar, you are a wonderful person and have a beautiful marriage. U weren't driving the vehicle. It was a tragic accident, regardless which driver was at fault.

1172 days ago
66.

minnietx    

Although no details, it is very sad for the boy and his family. LO seems like a really nice guy, he does the right thing by hiring a driver, taking him to a funeral for one of his own family members.
To the driver: move on from something like this guilt, you will need to maybe go and help others, at charities, and what not, to really make something good from something bad. Don't beat yourself up for too long, we all make unintentional mistakes, some worse than others. It would be a terrible feeling. Prayers!!!

Poor LO; has a strange dad, with his hand always out, but doesn't turn his back on him. And has to have Kris Jenner for a mother - in - law. He is so laid back, and resilent, I did not know about his own child, this must really bring up terrible feelings, for his loss, and the loss of the victim, and family. Klhoe lucked out with this guy, he seems very sincere, LO is the only one of that family with a real heart, and not fake.

Klhoe needs to quit nagging him, let things go Klhoe, you're the only sister that seems ok. I used to think Bruce was really grounded, but Kris ruined him, get rid of the earring Bruce, please go back to being yourself b4 your show started, and get your wife some bhrt, b4 she ruins your little girls.

Kris is jealous of all of her children, if my mom acted that way I would be sooooo embarrassed, much less my grandmother. Kris get some hormone therapy, and feel well, get in touch with Suzanne Sommers, if it wasn't for her we would all be running around crazy! You already have a boatload of $$$$$$ so enjoy your children, and grandkids.

1172 days ago
67.

Khate sucks    

This is tragic! A parent should NEVER have to bury their child! If Lamar is really upset then I am now a fan! That's a very sad thing to happen to everyone involved! His poor parents! THey've suffered the most!

1172 days ago
68.

Shanny    

God bless all involved. Lamar seems like a sweet man just like his beautiful wife. Sorry for his loss of his cousin, then this horrible accident and losing thes 15 year old. We willpray for all involved. Hugs to each of you! Sometimes i beleive God need us in hea en for an important job. This young boy is in heaven having no pain! Prayers to his family and friends!

1172 days ago
69.

Lomi    

thats crazy!!! you guys need to check out this new artist named Destenee though... she is the next big thing! www.destenee.com i wanna hear about her! ;-)

1172 days ago
70.

SpicyItalianRedhead    

Lamar will go far and wide to do what he can to help this family. (Khloe- NO! I don't know how he does it with her BUT He is a GREAT guy!)

And it's obviously was an accident and such a terrible thing. I pray the boys family finds peace, comfort and forgiveness in this time. :( RIP Lil man, 15- wow, you didn't even BEGIN to live yet. Such a sad sad situation. :::(

1172 days ago
71.

kelly    

OMG that is so TERRIBLE!!!!

1172 days ago
72.

Anastasiaalb    

My heart goes out to the family...It's out of the natural order...God Bless...

1172 days ago
73.

Watching    

@Amanda...that's exactly what I was thinking. So sad for all.

1172 days ago
74.

Jethro    

Shouldn't the deceased boy's picture be up there instead of Odom's? Oh, I forgot, this is TMZ... attaching black celebrities to everything wrong in existence, whether they're responsible or not.

1172 days ago
75.

gossipgirl86    

Lamar has lost a son so he knows the pain, Godbless to the family and Lamar.

1172 days ago
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