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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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125 COMMENTS

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31.

B    

Linda
Your comment about why can't white women marry white men.
SHUT UP. Your a idiot.

1105 days ago
32.

karen    

Did Lamar and Khloe attend the funeral for the little boy? That would have been the best way they could show their support to his family. I'd like to think they did, but I'm pretty sure I'd be incorrect.

1105 days ago
33.

sz    

Lets not be soo quick to be judgemental. This accident was not Lamaras fault, and Chloe for being a Kardashian should not have to eat all the insults simply because she is married to a black man and happens to be a Kardashian, just as it's not hers and her families fault her father defended OJ. What should be asked her is "why and how" did this accident occur that killed an innocent 15yr old young man. A life has been lost and someone needs to answer for that. As for the picture that TMJ posted...who are we to judge that picture? For all we know that could be a year old shot of them and unless you have proof that picture was taken on the day and at the location of the accident, then we should just keep our mouths shut!! Thank you.

1105 days ago
34.

Common    

Lamar and Khloe really had nothing to do with the accident. Khloe wasn't even in the car. He was just expressing his sympathy like any decent person riding in a car that killed someone. Khloe's message could be construed as being tacky, but her response makes it news and keeps her name buzzing. Look at all these comments.

Congratulations to Chris Bosh

1105 days ago
35.

Nic    

We are so quick to crucify those who are famous. In this case Khloe and Lamar were innocent bistanders in a very very tragic accident. Those who are blaming them or talking about how their lifestyles caused this accident show pure ignorance. My heart goes out to them, their lives will never be the same after this event.

1105 days ago
36.

billybob    

why cant white women stay with their color and leave the colored boys along

1105 days ago
37.

tank rollins    

perhaps its time to take someone to the woodshed...that would be fine with me, and if anyone in that young boys family requested it , id oblige them of that....

1105 days ago
38.

Lori    

ARE YOU PEOPLE CRAZY. Seriously somebody just lost their son and some of you are talking about the clothes they are wearing or ill repute or who's fault it is. Some of you are without a soul that is for sure!!!!

1105 days ago
39.

Andre    

I feel sorry what had happened . Rich people dont have the courtesy to tip or in this case to ease the burden of a funeral . I meet tons of people on a day to day basis and the average working person has more compassion then these degenerate Kardashian . And Btw for the record Kim did send her father to an early grave with that tape .

1105 days ago
40.

LILLY    

if opportunity came at my door, hell yea id take it, why not? call me a slut, what ever u want,but id be a dum ass for not taking that opportunity to better my self, to keep money coming in .. hey we live in a capitalist society, each to their own.

1105 days ago
41.

Elaine    

Hey guys, it was an accident. This sort of thing happens. It could have been Joe Nobody in the car that hit a motorcycle that hit this young pedestrian.

1105 days ago
42.

Val    

I wish people wouldn't rush to judge anyone until all the details of the accident are made public. The boy is the ultimate victim here however placing blame on anyone other than the perdon who caused the accident is premature. For those who automatically blame the limo driver, how do you know the motorcycle didn't run a red light? In either case, Lamar and Khloe didn't hit the child themselves and I can imagine they feel horrible.
My condolences to the family of the child.

1105 days ago
43.

Razor    

Its just sad and a reminder how fickle, and unpredictable our lives r. my heart goes out to tha young man's family....that is so hard to accept and deal with. Now for all y'll hating on Khloe Kardishian, about how she spelt a certain word or whatever her emotions r on this....simple fact is u don't know how it feels to be a part of something tragic. So for someone to try and be Dr. Drew and psycho-evaluate someones emotion ain't fair

1105 days ago
44.

Laguna Beach Lady    

I agree in that we need to remember a young boy lost his life and his parents lost their young son. My heartfelt prayers go out to this young victim and his loved ones. Everyone else ~ there's a time to air your negative comments and I don't feel this is the time or place! A young life has been lost and his loved ones need compassion and support.

1105 days ago
45.

Tina    

I miss old HollyWood Back in the day celebs had depth,morals and real talent. Very sad to see what happened. oh well all good things must come to an end.

1105 days ago
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