Odom was in NY 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.
The boy’s funeral was held on Monday.
A source close to Odom says the NBA star is “devastated” by the tragedy.