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Victim Dies After Crash Involving Lamar Odom's Driver

7/19/2011 1:47 AM 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 yesterday morning.

Odom, and his wife Khloe Kardashian, took to their twitter pages to his express their grief. Lamar wrote: "Thank you for your support and prayer. My thoughts and prayers are with the young boys family..."

Khloe's twitter mirrored Odom's feelings when she posted, "My heart/soul goes out 2every 1 in pain from any suffering."

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



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1.

Rosi    

Lamar and Khoe should live moral lifes, the way they allow their home to become a house of ill-repute, a dunken nest for tha lazy brother of hers, Lamar paying for an exta apartmet for his friends to shake up in with skanks....try to live right, maybe the devil wouldn't be your companion and God would protect them in their daily life.

1171 days ago
2.

Rosi    

Lamar and Khoe should live moral lifes, the way they allow their home to become a house of ill-repute, a dunken nest for tha lazy brother of hers, Lamar paying for an exta apartmet for his friends to shake up in with skanks....try to live right, maybe the devil wouldn't be their companion and God would protect them in their daily life.

1171 days ago
3.

bob    

bron should have spent a couple of $ for some clothes?????????

1171 days ago
4.

ronald    

thedriver should go to jail for wrekless driving regardless whos in the caar with him these drivers dont yeild to mopeds or motor cycles anymore pure hatred on smaller gas saving vehicles

1171 days ago
5.

miss murd    

i really enjoy TMZ and i look forward to becoming a new commentator

1171 days ago
6.

JandTuffysNENEE    

You know I can't get over how everyone has to find something wrong with someone else your family and your friends are just that no matter what. What they are doing for thier friend and thier family is no one elses buisness but yet they let people see they are a normal family. Even thought they are in the public eye. Look in your own back yard are you so perfect that you can look down on someone else thier is one spirit that has the right and that is our Lord and saviour. If you don't like how they live thier life then don't be so nosey and read and listen about them. My thoughts and prayers are with you Lamar alont with all of the people including your wife who very apparently loves you as you do her very uncondionally.God Bless. And again Sorry for everyones Loss.

1171 days ago
7.

Magenta    

First of all, was this a direct quote from Khloe "2 every 1" is she really that lazy to spell out such an important phrase? How insensitive and insincere.Was the driver smoking crack?
These two are a disgusting pair as is the entire Kardashian family.
It's amazing to me how the family of the man(Robert Kardashian) that hid the evidence from the OJ case is so glamorized.What goes around comes around,guess that's why so many involved in the OJ trial in his defense have met their demise.

1171 days ago
8.

JD    

I read the first line of the story, "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." Then I looked at the picture below it of Lamar and Khloe smiling ear to ear. TMZ, couldn't you have found a more solemn picture to put after that first line of this devastating news.......My heart goes out to the family. I can't imagine losing my son.

1171 days ago
9.

Erika    

The picture you put up there to represent Odom and Kloe's "devastation" is inappropriate. You seriously couldn't find a picture where they don't look so happy? It's a 15 year old boy's life, cut short. Not their fault, but she should at least look as sad as she does when her mother tells her she's fat...ok? Ok.

1171 days ago
10.

Alice    

Was Lamar and Khloe devastate enough to pay for the funeral... the answer to that is no

1171 days ago
11.

LRC    

Rosi,
Things happen...you should not be so judgemental.They make a good living and can support these people, also, since you know so much it is clear you watch their show, giving them even more money. It is sad and nobody who has been through a fatal accident, witness or active person in it, never gets over it. You should be ashamed of yourself for judging these people.

1171 days ago
12.

Sue    

what happened to the driver whose fault was it

1171 days ago
13.

linda    

why can't white women marry white men?

1171 days ago
14.

Chris    

The above picture of the 3 models in Mercedes fashion week...am I crazy or do the legs on the first model look almost exactly like the legs on the 3rd model...knees and all?

1171 days ago
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Christina    

It doesn't make a differnce who makes money. And it has nothing to do with OJ Simpson there was a car wreck some one on a motorcyle, a 15yr old and Mr. Odom. Why so much hate, and just b/c Ms. Kardashian didn't spell the whole thing out it's no one business. Pray for the family of the 15yr old that is what's important. A mother and father lost their son, someone lost a brother geesh People lighten up. And keep your two cents away from everyone else nickel. I love you on purpose ;-)

1171 days ago
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