Dixie Lewis, the teenage daughter of “Moneyball” author Michael Lewis
and photographer and former MTV journalist
Tabitha Soren, died in a head-on collision near Truckee, California
, on Tuesday.
The Ford Fusion they were riding in collided with a Freightliner truck on Highway 89, killing Dixie Lewis, 19, and her boyfriend Ross Schultz, 20.
“We loved her so much and are in pain like none of us have ever known,” Michael Lewis said in a statement to the Berkeleyside news website.
“She loved Ross, with whom she died, and she loved to live, and our hearts are so broken that we can’t find the words to describe how we feel,” Michael Lewis added. “Her mother, Tabitha, and I, as well as her brother Walker and sister Quinn, will find ways for her memory to live on in her absence.”
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Lewis went to Pomona College, where she played softball and hoped to major in neuroscience, while Schultz went to Cal Poly Pomona and majored in kinesiology.
The incident is being investigated by the California Highway Patrol.
Minor injuries were sustained by the truck's 45-year-old driver.
California Highway Patrol told the New York Daily News
on Friday that “no alcohol or drug use is suspected” in the crash.