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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.


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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why should he be devastated except for publicity? His bonehead driver hit a motorcycle, which injures the kid, and he died. That's a pretty thin connection, but good for some ink.

1162 days ago


I totally agree with you, Katlyn. And you people who say you don't care? Why are you taking the time to read this and comment? You must have much better things to do. AND I am also with a black man for 17 years. We have 3 beautiful kids, so what? You jealous?

1162 days ago


Duh, they're jealous obviously. More white women are with black males than anything. Interracial relationships are at a high. The people who say whites should stay with whites and blah blah blah, probably couldn't even get with a black person that's why they are mad.

1162 days ago


I am so very sorry to hear about the young man losing his life in this accident....Mr.& Mrs. Odom, I hope you all can ignore these crazy, heartless comments. Life is too short as we can all see with this young man. Hating on this couple and who should or should not marry who, none of this should matter. This couple is married and it is no one else business. A child is dead and all we care about is lashing out at this couple! Why can't we all just get along and if we do not have anything good to say...let's just keep our mounts closed....Chloe' and her family are all beautiful people and I do not see where they are hurting anyone!

1162 days ago


They need to pay hospital bill and more!

1162 days ago


Khloe, Your concern was so apparent. Apparently BS!!! You couldn't even take the time to type out the words "to" and "one". You are heartless!!!! Shame on you.

1162 days ago


Really Khloe! Couldn't even spend the whole two seconds to type out to and one!!! Wow! Your concern is BS. Hope you getr what U desverve 2!

1162 days ago


highly agrees with linda! it is so sad how all these beautiful white girls of all ages go outside our race and should be with white guys but instead they being wasted, ruined and spoiled! i would not touch no white girl after that! white girls live up to the blacks theory once you go black you never go back! EWWWWW im not racists but races need to stick to their own no exceptions PERIOD!

linda 5 hours ago
why can't white women marry white men?

1162 days ago


My bros and sis hold on now, we dont have to get all negative about this situation. We have the death of a 15yr old in volved here. I thought if you have nothing good to say about someone or in this case two, you dont say nothing, but in this case we all fall in temptation, because in this U.S.A which is a blessing to live in, have a clause in it's constitution which say we have the right to do what ever, as long we stay within the laws; i tell you the freedoms we have in this country, its like we lost all of our integrity I dont mean to get off the subject about the death of the young 15yr boy that die, but I am so disappointed in what we let the world turn all of us into. I sent my prayers to the boy's family I pray also that lord give them strength.

1162 days ago


Khloe twittered:
"2every 1 in pain for pain and suffering..." comes across like she just doesn't have enough time to actually spell out "too" and "everyone". Seems a little disrespectful and as if she just couldn't find enough time to express her deep saddest.
Bad form.

1162 days ago

surfer john    

OMG! R THEY OK!!! guess what we really dont care about them,and there familly,of freaks.trying on clothes,dose this make me,
look fat? yes it dose..mars need women!!

1162 days ago


Perhaps TMZ made the conscious decision to put that picture of Lamar and Khloe up for a add fuel to the fire. Such a tragedy to lose a child and even though Lamar was not at the wheel the media will try to make more of it. It's disgusting the lengths the media will go to to make a story grab "the world's" attention. This family has lost a child and instead of focusing on that, once again a couple of celebrities are the main focus. Just shameful.....TMZ

1162 days ago


Condolences by Twitter is so comforting.

1162 days ago

ed baggett sickness & in health...Kardashian took the plesdge, she may be bailing out soon !

1162 days ago


NYC Cab Drivers, Car Service, etc., they are NYC drivers, they stop for no one. It is unfortunate for LAMAR ODOM to have been riding in a vehicle with ONE of those "hasty" and "rude" drivers. No fault to LAMAR or KLOE. Focus on the driver, it was his recklessness that contributed to this accident. The 15 year old just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. GOD called him. Stop hating and turning this into a racial thing. KLOE did good by marrying a good man, who just happens to be LAMAR ODOM. Everything happens for a reason, and only GOD knows what that reason is.

1162 days ago
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