Dixie Lewis, 19, and her boyfriend Ross Schultz, 20, were killed when the Ford Fusion they were riding in collided with a Freightliner truck on State Highway 89, reported the San Francisco Chronicle.
“We loved her so much and are in a kind of pain none of us has experienced,” Michael Lewis said in a statement released to the Berkeleyside news website.
“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,” the financial journalist added. “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.”
Lewis attended Pomona College, where she played softball and hoped to major in neuroscience. Schultz played soccer and studied kinesiology at Cal Poly Pomona.
California Highway Patrol is investigating the fatal incident.