'Moneyball' Author Michael Lewis in 'Pain' After Teen Daughter Was Killed in Head-On Collision
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Dixie Lewis, 19, and her boyfriend Ross Schultz, 20, were pronounced dead at the scene after the car he was driving collided with a Freightliner semi-truck near Truckee, California.

AceShowbiz - Journalist and author Michael Lewis is in deep grief. The writer, whose books "Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game", "The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine" and "The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game" have been turned into movies, is mourning the death of his young daughter.

His 19-year-old daughter Dixie Lewis, a Pomona College freshman, and her boyfriend Ross Schultz were killed in a car crash on Tuesday afternoon, May 25, so it's confirmed on Friday. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, 20-year-old Ross was driving the car when it crossed the center line on Highway 89 and collided with a Freightliner semi-truck near Truckee, California.

Dixie and Ross were pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver of the truck, a 45-year-old man from Nevada, suffered minor injuries. California Highway Patrol Officer Jacob Williams said it's not yet clear why the 2014 Ford Fusion carrying Dixie and Ross veered into oncoming traffic, but authorities believe that alcohol or drugs were not involved. The CHP is currently investigating the accident and looking for more witnesses to gather more information.

Confirming the sad news, Michael said in a statement to Berkleyside, "We loved her so much and are in a kind of pain none of us has experienced..." He said of her daughter, "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. 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."

Michael's father Tabitha Soren, who is a former MTV political correspondent, told the San Francisco Chronicle in a statement, "Dixie was a fighter-and not just for herself but for everyone... She had a fire in her that people could feel when she walked in the room. 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%."

Ross' aunt Locke Schultz Jaeger said the couple met Berkeley High School and was in Tahoe on vacation. "Ross loved his friends and he loved his family and, boy, did he love Dixie, who died with him," she said of her nephew. She added of the late couple, "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."

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