Tragic: 19-Year-Old Daughter Of Michael Lewis And Tabitha Soren Killed In Car Crash

May. 29 2021, Published 10:24 a.m. ET

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Sadly, Dixie Lewis, the daughter of Moneyball author Michael Lewis and former MTV News correspondent Tabitha Soren has died in a car crash. She was just 19.

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According to her family, the Pomona College freshman was killed alongside Ross Schultz, 20, in a head-on car crash near Truckee, California on Tuesday.

In a statement to the news outlet Berkeleyside, her father said, "We loved her so much and are in a kind of pain none of us has experienced. She loved Ross, with whom she died. She loved to live and our hearts are so broken they can't find the words to describe the feeling.

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"Her mother, Tabitha, and I, and her brother Walker and sister Quinn are going to find ways for her memory to live in her absence," he added.

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Michael Lewis and wife Tabitha Soren and family attends the New York premiere of "The Big Short" on November 23, 2015 at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York

In a statement to the San Francisco Chronicle, Soren called Dixie "a fighter — and not just for herself but for everyone."

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"She had a fire in her that people could feel when she walked in the room," Soren wrote in an email to the publication. "She used her intensity to bring up everyone around her and she tried so hard at everything she did. When she showed up, she was going to show up 150%."

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According to a report from the California Highway Police, the fatal car collision occurred at around 3:20 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25, when a 2014 Ford Fusion carrying Dixie and Schultz crossed the center line on Highway 89.

It's reported that a 2015 Freightliner truck traveling the opposite direction collided with the sedan head-on. Both Dixie and Schultz were pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver of the truck, a 45-year-old man from Nevada, suffered minor injuries.

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Schultz's aunt, Locke Schultz Jaeger told the Chronicle, "Ross loved his friends and he loved his family and, boy, did he love Dixie, who died with him," she said.

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She continued, "They were funny, they were charming, and they were both very smart. They were kind and they had friendships and relationships that were the deepest and most incredible bond."

At this time authorities do not believe any alcohol or drugs played any factor into the crash.

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