Moneyball author Michael Lewis’s teenage daughter Dixie killed in car crash

Dixie was killed in a crash alongside her boyfriend this week (Picture: Getty)

Best-selling author Michael Lewis is mourning the loss of his teenage daughter, Dixie Lewis, after she was killed in a head-on car collision this week.

Moneyball author Michael’s 19-year-old daughter with former MTV presenter Tabitha Soren was killed alongside her boyfriend, 20-year-old Ross Schulz, when their car was involved in a crash with a lorry in Truckee, California.

Lewis’s family confirmed her death in a statement to the San Francisco Chronicle and Berkeleyside, saying she died on May 25 alongside her ‘high school sweetheart’.

A statement from Michael – who also penned The Big Short – read: ‘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. 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.’

According to a California Highway Patrol collision report obtained by E! News, Schulz was driving on State Route 89 when his 2014 Ford Fusion struck a lorry head-on after crossing lanes.

Dixie’s (second from left) family released a statement (Picture: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

It’s reported both Schulz and Lewis were pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver of the semi-truck suffered minor injuries.

The cause of the crash is currently being investigated, however CHP has said alcohol and drug use are not suspected factors at this time.

Lewis’s mother Tabitha shared sweet memories of her daughter, telling the Chronicle she was a ‘fighter’.

Tabitha said: ‘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%.’

According to the publication, Lewis graduated from Berkeley High School in 2020 before going on to attend Pomona College, where she reportedly intended to major in neuroscience.

Friends of the student shared their heartbreak, as a statement shared to Instagram on behalf of the softball team she was a member of read: ‘This news saddens us all in the Sagehens family. Not only was Dixie a decorated athlete and impeccable student, she was an incredible human being.

‘Dixie cared for each and every one of her teammates, doing her best to make connections with everyone during this difficult year. We will honor her memory every day, playing every game with Dixie in our hearts. All our thoughts and love are with the Lewis family during this tragic time.’

Michael is a best-selling author who started his career on Wall Street after attending the London School of Economics.

After working as a bond salesman, he used his experience as the inspiration behind his first book Liar’s Poker, before going on to pen more than 20 books.

His best-known works The Big Short and Moneyball have both been adapted into Hollywood films starring Christian Bale and Brad Pitt specifically.

Lewis’s mum Tabitha is a fine art photographer who previously had a role as a reporter for MTV News, ABC News and NBC News.


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