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Teen Dies Following Car Accident Involving LA Laker Lamar Odom

Lamar Odom
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It’s a double dose of bad news for Lamar Odom.

A 15-year-old boy who was in a car accident last week involving the Los Angeles Lakers star has died.

Odom was in New York to attend a cousin’s funeral when a car he paid for to shuttle him around during his trip crashed into a motorcycle, which, in turn, hit the 15-year-old victim. A driver Odom hired was behind the wheel at the time.

The boy reportedly suffered severe head injuries and emergency surgery couldn’t save him. He died last Friday.

Odom, who is also known for his reality show documenting his marriage to Khloe Kardashian, is said to be “devastated” by the boy’s death. On his Twitter page, Odom reacted to the tragedy by writing, “Thank you for your support and prayers! My thoughts and prayers are with the young boys family.”

Kardashian also took to Twitter, adding, “My heart/soul goes out 2every1 in pain from any suffering. Pray 4 all of the angels surrounding us constantly. May our spirits stay strong.”

Kardashian, who was in New York with Odom for his visit, was not in the car when the accident occurred.


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