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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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61.

Amanda    

Not to be a bitch, But everyone who sits there and say all that stuff about khloe and lamar, He wasnt the driver, So why is everyone acting as if it was his fault, And why does a a 15 year old boys death, bring up the kardashian-odom familys problems, i think you guys all have way to much free time to sit there and talk all the **** when you have no idea what it is like to be in there shoes, so everyone who thinks they have the right to talk about there life, think if it as they are the ones sitting there with your life under a microscope, and everything you do or say gets broken down into the stupidest things, my heart goes out to the family that has lost there son. It wasnt on purpose so think before you speak so negative about someones family that you have no idea about.

1190 days ago
62.

jen    

Everyone needs to quit acting as if Odom hit the bike in which he was in the back seat. It was a hired driver from a company in NY so he and his family don't have to pay a dime.I'm sorry to hear how theboy passed and my thoughts and prayers are with the family, but it was not Odom's fault so re-fouse the blame on the correct person the driver.

1190 days ago
63.

christy    

stop hating on khloe n lamar they were not driving the car n didnt personally kill this young man n dont owe his family anything but prayers!!!!!

1190 days ago
64.

Lori    

Linda,

IF this is pertaining to the article, Khloe is Armenian. Not white.

1190 days ago
65.

Erica    


T Momma...I agree. That was the first thing I thought when I read Khloe's comment on Twitter...."My heart/soul goes out 2every 1 in pain from any suffering." Normally, I am a huge Khloe and Lamar fan, but seriously? Spell out what you are saying, and instead of saying "pain from any suffering" maybe you should have been more heartfelt and direct.

I am so sorry for this young boy, who didn't do anything wrong, but whose life ended way too soon. What a tragedy! My prayers and thoughts are with his family, friends and everyone who loved him. May his life be a legacy. May God's peace and grace, the kind only he can give, fill his loved ones hearts during this horrible time.

1190 days ago
66.

Jayme    

You people seem to forget that he was just in the car, not driving. Its not his fault even remotely so why the hatred?

1190 days ago
67.

Louis    

but who are you to judge tho ? worry bout your own life.

1190 days ago
68.

gposner    

I'm sorry...I vomited several times...now, where were we?

1190 days ago
69.

terryhighlander    

and how could i forget the three hybrid's from the heat i mean talk about a joke if they were born in any other country they would most likly be deed but not here, because your 7 foot tall you are a superstar. of what??? because they can play with a ball they get paid that kind of money, really!!!! but the rest of us are just fine, so much so most of us can not even afford to go if we wanted to, so go right ahead and price yourself's right out of a job, there is alway's prison, just a thought!!

1190 days ago
70.

Paul138    

Damn how big of a cheeseball does Labron look like. Did his crachead drunken hooker mom dress him?

1190 days ago
71.

Brenda    

My prayers for all involved...My x son-in-law his a little 2 year old boy with his SUV and killed him.. The little boy yanked awsay from his mom and ran into the road after his ball...A very tragic accident...Prayers to them all...

1190 days ago
72.

laura    

they expressed their sorrow through TWITTER? "2every1" .. how nasty and lazy. these "people" are gross and sooooo not sincere.

1190 days ago
73.

Paul138    

maybe Lamar should pay for the kids funeral and expenses instead of paying all the bills for all his cousins, 2nd cousins, hanger oners, posse,and all the other losers that mooch off of him

1190 days ago
74.

Paul138    

See Kardashians when your media whores and need to be all over the place sometimes the PR is not always glamorous and fun.

1190 days ago
75.

cakes    

"My heart/soul goes out 2every 1!!!!" What the hell....? I am not convenced!! Pay for the funeral, get the smile off of your face Chloe and Lamar and speak to the public as though it was your brother. Give some respct to the family and show some dignity towards the loss of "someones child."

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