Los Angeles — “Moneyball” writer Michael Lewis and former MTV correspondent Tabitha Soren’s 19-year-old daughter died in an accident on a highway in Northern California.
According to family and authorities, Dixie Lewis was a passenger in a car driven by a friend and former Berkeley High School classmate Ross Schultz, 20, who died in an accident Tuesday afternoon.
“We love her so much that we feel the pain that no one has ever experienced,” Michael Lewis told Berkeleyside, the community news site that first reported the death. “She Loved Ross and died with him. She loves to live and our hearts are so broken that we can’t find words to describe that feeling. “
Her family, including brothers Walker and Quinn, “will find a way to live her memory in her absence,” said Michael Lewis. According to a statement from Schultz’s family, they would find him. “I will find a way to be dear and remember him and Dixie forever.”
Schultz and Lewis headed north on State Highway 89 from Lake Tahoe to the city of Truckee.
It was unclear why the car turned across the double yellow line, and witnesses to the collision were sought, Williams said. According to the website, the truck driver was slightly injured and was identified as a 45-year-old Nevada man.
The call to CHP for more information about the accident was not returned immediately on Saturday.
According to Berkeleyside, Dixie Lewis graduated from high school last year and finished his first year playing for a softball team at Pomona College. Schultz, a member of the high school championship soccer team, is a California state in Pomona. I finished my second year at Pomona College.
Some of Michael Lewis’s non-fiction books have been made into films, including “Moneyball” starring Brad Pitt and “The Blind Side” starring Sandra Bullock. The newly published book is “The Premonition: A Pandemic Story”.
Lewis and Solen were MTV political reporters and photographers and married in 1997.
By Anna Mailer Papany