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Lamar Odom shaken after chauffeured car crash causes death of 15-year-old boy

A 15-year-old boy struck in a crash involving an SUV carrying Lamar Odom in New York died last Friday, reportedly leaving the NBA star “devastated.”

The boy, whose name was not released, was hit by a motorcycle that collided with a chauffeur-driven SUV. Odom was in the back seat, according to a TMZ report.

The horrific accident in Queens took place while Odom was home to attend the funeral of a cousin. Contrary to early reports, his celebrity wife, Khloe Kardashian, was not in the vehicle at the time of the accident.

Odom, understandably shaken, was reportedly seen crying at the scene.

He tweeted his well wishes to the victim’s family on Monday. A funeral for the boy took place earlier in the day.

My thoughts and prayers are with the young boys family...less than a minute ago via UberSocial Favorite Retweet ReplyLAMAR ODOM

Matt Brooks is the high school sports editor for The Washington Post. He's an Arlington native and longtime District resident and was previously a high school sports reporter, editor for several blogs and Early Lead contributor with The Post.


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