Writer Michael Lewis’s 19-Year-Old Daughter Dies in Crash | Nation / world
LOS ANGELES (AP) – The 19-year-old daughter of “Moneyball” writer Michael Lewis and former MTV correspondent Tabitha Soren has died in a highway crash in northern California.
Dixie Lewis was a passenger in a car driven by her friend and former Berkeley High School classmate Ross Schultz, 20, who also died in the crash Tuesday afternoon, according to his family and authorities.
“We loved her so much and are in a kind of pain that neither of us felt,” Michael Lewis said in a statement to Berkeleyside, a community news site that reported the deaths for the first time. “She loved Ross, who she died with. She loved living and our hearts are so broken they can’t find the words to describe this feeling.
His family, including his siblings Walker and Quinn, “will find ways to keep his memory alive in his absence,” said Michael Lewis. A statement from Schultz’s family said they would keep his memory “dear and present and find ways to remember him and Dixie forever.”
Schultz and Lewis were heading north on State Route 89 from Lake Tahoe to the town of Truckee when their sedan passed through oncoming traffic and collided with a southbound truck, Berkeleyside told Berkeleyside. California Highway Patrol Officer Jacob Williams.
It was unclear why the car veered onto a double yellow line and witnesses to the crash were being sought, Williams said. The driver of the truck suffered minor injuries, according to the website which identified him as a 45-year-old Nevada man.
Calls to CHP for further information on the crash were not immediately returned on Saturday.
Dixie Lewis graduated from high school last year and completed her freshman year at Pomona College, where she played on the softball team, according to Berkeleyside. Schultz, who was on the high school championship football team, had completed his sophomore year at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona.
Several of Michael Lewis’ non-fiction books have been adapted for films, including “Moneyball” with Brad Pitt and “The Blind Side” with Sandra Bullock. His recently published book is “The Premonition: A Pandemic Story”.
Lewis and Soren, who was an MTV political reporter and photographer, married in 1997.
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