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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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16.

efbpurcell    

How disgusting it is to even acknowledge these two people who disgrace this event that so tragically took the life of a 15 year old person. There should be no attention granted to them as their words do not comfort this family. these two people are so unimportant in the scheme of things that it is a disgrace even to recognize them.

1200 days ago
17.

OJsimpson    

I'm a lawyer.

1200 days ago
18.

Laura    

Alice: Shouldn't the insurance of the driver cover any funeral cost? I'd say so. Why would the NBA player have to pay for funeral cost, he wasn't the driver. Please educate yourself.

Linda: Because white men instead of divorcing you, they kill you, dismember your body, freeze it then proceed to eat you without any haste.
Black men just shoot ya dead. Stay single ladies. really.

1200 days ago
19.

joe    

I must be reading something else then the rest of you. The vehicle they were in and the driver had nothing to do with them other then driving them around (most likley a limo service)that hit a motorcycle knocking it into the child. nothing was said about who was at fault, the only one that is innocent is the child.Once we know who was at fault after then we can pass judgement.

1200 days ago
20.

Jesse    

Some white girls will do anything for attention, they would rather be hated for their actions than ignored...

1200 days ago
21.

joanna    

They did not attend the funeral..does any one know if they sent flowers or a sympathy card? Nothing is written anywhere where they should have attended...BUT attending would have gone a long way in extending compassion.. perhaps they were too traumatized.. A very inappropriate picture of the sorrowful couple was posted..wasn't their photographer there for a photo op? But lets' give them the benefit of the doubt....they will go see they family of this boy, they will offer financial help as they can afford it, and pay for the funeral or establish a fund in his name..or at least free tickets to all his games and a live appearance on their show...we have to remember he didn't kill the boy it was only the car he was in...

1200 days ago
22.

stu-and-spike    

If he's so "devistated" what's he smiling so wide about? The couple of phonies. The driver? Um, OK, I get it, association with the big black basketball player with a phony Kardashian Ho gets him off.

What a bunch of phonies.

1200 days ago
23.

roguerye    

why is the story slanted at LAMAR being at fault? He simply hired a driver as most humans do in any big city...and the negligence of that driver and his service are to blame. Lamar being devistated shows that he is a loving, caring human being.

1200 days ago
24.

LILLY    

I CAN BET EVERY ONE YOU WHO PUT THE KARDASHIANS DOWN,IF YOU WERE TO FIND YOUR SELVES BORN INTO A FAMILY WITH MONEY LIKE THEY WERE,

YOU ALL WOULD BE DOING THE SAME AS THEM... MARKETING UR OWN PERFUMES,CLOTHES LINES MARKETING UR SELF IN SOME WAY TO KEEP THE MONEY GOING.... I KNOW I WOULD, BE IT BUYING.... REAL ESTATE, ETC

1200 days ago
25.

Jose    

Someone ask the question why white women marry black men ? They like guys with more than 10 inches.

1200 days ago
26.

SCIENCERULES    

There is no God and there is no Devil.you ding dong.get over it already,,that religion crap is 6000 yrs old!

1200 days ago
27.

Scott     

"My heart/soul goes out 2every 1 in pain from any suffering." Really Khloe, you touch the whole world with those touching twitter words...
That statement just goes to show how shallow and stupid you really are. Does anyone in your family proof the babble you send out? HOW did you get to be famous? Oh yeah, FAMILY connections. Please just drop out of sight forever.

1200 days ago
28.

Blatantly Blunt    

I have to agree with a previous post- How insensitive to lazily shorten out an already vague statement of remorse. However, I wouldn't expect anything more from this couple. They absolutely disgust me. Their biological father has been proven in recent years to be just as manipulative and opportunistic as the sluts he fathered. The "Kardashian" family as a whole needs a lesson in humility, as none of them seem to be humble at all. In my opinion, based on what is shared about them in magazines, and their own filthy admissions on talk shows, they seem to "self-revere" too much to ever have any LASTING good come their way. They parade around seeking attention while taking no responsibility for their actions and how it can and does affect others. Khloe is just as disgusting as her older siblings, and her brother is one in the same. Shame on them. They will be their own demise.

1200 days ago
29.

justcause    

Gee weez people, you don't even know if was "reckless driving" chill out! Take a pill! ..... Sorry for the accident, and most sorry for the kid !My heart goes out for his family. And what this accident has to do with theyr life style, OJ Simpson and anything else? Like I said take a pill, better yet, take a buncvh of pills!!!!!!!!

1200 days ago
30.

V-Bottom    

They all love dark meat......shouldn't last too long either, none ever do..

1200 days ago
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