The 19-year-old daughter of "Moneyball" writer Michael Lewis and former MTV reporter Tabitha Soren died in a Northern California highway accident.
Dixie Lewis was a passenger in a car driven by her friend and former Berkeley High School classmate, 20-year-old Ross Shultes, who according to her family and authorities died in an accident Tuesday afternoon.
"We loved him very much and none of us have experienced this kind of pain," Michael Lewis said in a statement to Berkeleside, a community news site that first reported the deaths. "She was in love with Ross, with whom she died. She loved to live and our hearts are so broken that she can't find words to describe this feeling."
Michael Lewis said that his family, which includes his siblings Walker and Quinn, "will find ways to live up to his memory in his absence." A statement from Shultes' family said they would keep her memory "dear and present and find ways to remember her and Dixie forever."
California Highway Patrol Officer Jacob Williams told Burkeleside that Shults and Lewis State were going northbound from Lake Tahoe on Route 89 toward Lake City, when their sedan crossed into oncoming traffic and crashed into a southbound truck. Has gone.
Williams said why the car crossed the double-yellow line was unclear and witnesses to the crash were being searched. According to the website, the truck driver suffered minor injuries, which identified him as a 45-year-old Nevada man.
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A call to the CHP to ask for more information about the accident did not immediately respond on Saturday.
According to Burkleside, Dixie Lewis graduated from high school last year and completed her first year at Pomona College, where she played on the softball team. Schultes, part of the high school's championship football team, completed his second year at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
Many of Michael Lewis's non-fiction books have been adapted for films, including "Moneyball" starring Brad Pitt and "The Blind Side" with Sandra Bullock. His newly published book is "The Premotion: A Pandemic Story".
Lewis and Soren, who was a political reporter for MTV and are a photographer, married in 1997.