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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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46.

Ellen    

There is some retarded idiotic comments on this story.

First of all Khloe or/and all white women can marry whom they want.

Second, the limo hit the bike which hit the boy and we don't know whose fault it was, freak accident.

Third when Khloe type on twitter, the phrase 2 every 1 short hand.

Fourh, the photo is a old celebrity photo and not taken after the accident.

Fifth, have sorrow for the family of that kid and Lamar is not responsible for his death and most of you people are so stupid that you should not be allowed access to the internet.

1103 days ago
47.

Mary    


I am so sorry for the family of the young man that was killed.
The picture of the Odoms'made me sick to my stomach. I am tired of seeing white women married to black men, couldn't you find anyone in your own race that would have you?

1103 days ago
48.

terryhighlander    

are you kidding just look at them!!! really are you that stupid or just do not care?? one is only anything because he is about 7 foot tall and do i need to say anything about the other one, really do i ?? tyey are what they are in the scheme of life they are nothing, and i mean nothing!!!!!

1103 days ago
49.

Nancy Lit    

All of the comments I've read so far assume that they know all of the details of this accident. The article certainly isn't clear about exactly how the accident occurred, who made the first mistake, who was cited by the police,etc. Odom's lifestyle is totally irrelevent in regards to this MVA. I don't understand why people even mention how much money he makes, how he spends it, who he spends it on, etc. again. This was a tragic, sad accident that undoubtedly devastated his loved ones, AND Odom as well. Why make it into a media circus by tearing Odom & his family apart. That will not help the boy's family go through the grieving process. If anything, it is detrimental to their ability to grieve, and shows a complete lack of respect for the family.

1103 days ago
50.

lucy    

I love Khloe and Lamar People leave them alone it was an accident, so what she married a black men. He is so nice to her. so it doesn't matter what race are you. what matter is that they are in love and happy. my prayer goes out to the boy family............................

1103 days ago
51.

terryhighlander    

and i forgot the most inportent part[how much will this cost us]and this is who you want your kids to be like, really??? well now we know were the problem's at, people who should not be allowed to breed in the first place, that's write most of you get paid to breed, how could i forget that, wow!!!

1103 days ago
52.

kc    

Linda, you are a mare racist encubant

1103 days ago
53.

geneter    

i think Odom/Kadashians families are very sorry about the incident that occurred with the 15 year old and his family.

The Kadashians are family oriented and understand love\lost in the family.

Let us pray for all.

1103 days ago
54.

Cynthia     

TEQUILA MOMMA.....your ignorance speaks for itself! What kind of a woman calls herself Tequila Momma. WOW!
ALICE....Lamar was a PASSENGER in a car bing driven by someone else. His comments wouldn't even matter if he were not Lamar Odom. Why would he PAY? Get real and find something that makes sense to hate on!!!
LINDA.....you're a racist. She loves Lamar and he loves her. WHO loves YOU?
CHRISTINA....While you and I are praying for the Lord to heal this boys poor family. Let us also pray that He heals our sick, twisted, world. JESUS PLEASE COME SOON!!!

1103 days ago
55.

Ashley    

You're a bunch of idiots.
Why would they want strangers attending a funeral for their son? Especially because they would bring media attention to the event. He doesn't have to pay for the funeral, it's not his fault. And whoever said that thing about giving the family basketball tickets for life? Are you insane?

Additionally, twitter has a character limit. Sometimes you have to shorten words to fit in your whole statement.

1103 days ago
56.

Nonya    

Lamar needs to get some Crest Whitenening Strips, and what is that knot on his forehead? Also, it wouldn't hurt Khloe to jump on a treadmill and miss a few meals. What a stupid statement she released on Twitter. Couldn't it have been more genuine?

1103 days ago
57.

Carlee`    

Two comments-why in the world would this site choose a smiling and happy photo for such a tragic story, and second, what is our world coming to when a child dies, and is "tweeted" about in illegible comments??? 2everyv 1 in pain-GAWD why bother?

1103 days ago
58.

Jack    

The filthy blood traitor ought to suffer for being so filthy. It's no different than a person choosing to be with a degenerate monkey.

1103 days ago
59.

Deelia    

You guys are such idiots. Khloe wrote that message on twitter, messages can only have 140 characters. OF COURSE she won't be able to spell out anything. If you were involved in an accident that killed a young boy, wouldn't you feel grief? Just because this couple is famous doesn't mean they have no feelings towards anything!

1103 days ago
60.

NISINIS    

I cannot say who was at fault for the acccident or anything but it is a relief that even with Lamar not at the wheel he took time out to try and console the family. He didnt have to do that so I cant knock him for at the very least doing that.

1103 days ago
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