July 19th, 2011
05:35 PM ET
A New York teen has died after being injured in a car accident involving L.A. Lakers player Lamar Odom last Thursday, New York's WPIX reports.
Odom had been in the city to attend a cousin's funeral, according to WPIX, and had hired a car service for transportation. While driving through Jamaica, Queens, the vehicle carrying Odom hit a motorcyclist, who swerved and collided with the 15-year-old pedestrian. Witnesses, WPIX says, noted that Odom was "devastated" and crying at the scene.
According to the station, the teenager sustained severe head injuries and was transported to Elmhurst Hospital following the accident. He died from his injuries the next day.
Both Odom and his wife, Khloe Kardashian, addressed the incident via Twitter, offering their condolences to the family suffering the loss.
"My thoughts and prayers are with the young boy's family," Odom wrote, with his wife adding, "Our love will give us strength! Love conquers ALL!"
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