“Moneyball” author Michael Lewis and photographer and former MTV reporter Tabitha Soren mourn the death of their teenage daughter, Dixie Lewis, who died Tuesday in a head-on collision with a vehicle near Truckee, Calif.
Dixie Lewis, 19, and her boyfriend Ross Schultz, 20, were killed when the Ford Fusion they were riding in collided with a Freightliner truck on State Highway 89, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
“We loved him so much and we feel a kind of pain that neither of us have known,” said Michael Lewis in a statement posted on the Berkeleyside news site.
“She loved Ross, who she passed away with. She loved living and our hearts are so broken they can’t find the words to describe this feeling, ”added the financial reporter. “Her mother, Tabitha, and I, along with her brother Walker and sister Quinn are going to find ways to keep her memory alive in her absence.”
Lewis attended Pomona College, where she played softball and hoped to major in neuroscience. Footballer Schultz studied kinesiology at Cal Poly Pomona.
California Highway Patrol is investigating the fatal incident.
The driver of the truck, 45, was reportedly slightly injured.
“No alcohol or drug use is suspected” in the crash, the California Highway Patrol told the New York Daily News on Friday.
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