Two households are mourning the lack of their family members after a tragic crash.
Dixie Lewis, 19, and Ross Schultz, 20, have been reportedly touring northbound on State Route 89 close to Lake Tahoe when the 2014 Ford Fusion they have been driving in collided with a Freightliner, California Freeway Patrol (CHP) informed Berkeleyside, which first reported the tragedy on Thursday.
Lewis and Schultz have been every pronounced useless on the scene of the crash which occurred round 3:20 p.m. native time.
The pair have been each athletes who had lately graduated from Berkeley Excessive Faculty in 2020 and Lewis had simply wrapped up her freshman 12 months at Pomona School, the place she was a member of the softball workforce. In the meantime, Schultz had simply completed his second 12 months at Cal Poly Pomona, the place he studied kinesiology.
The reason for the deadly accident remains to be being investigated, nevertheless, CHP informed the New York Day by day Information on Friday that “no alcohol or drug use is suspected” within the incident.
“We liked her a lot and are in a sort of ache none of us has skilled,” Lewis mentioned in an announcement to Berkeleyside. “She liked Ross, with whom she died. She liked to stay and our hearts are so damaged they will’t discover the phrases to explain the sensation. Her mom, Tabitha, and I, and her brother Walker and sister Quinn are going to search out methods for her reminiscence to stay in her absence.”
Soren additionally lamented the passing of Lewis in an announcement included in a Pomona School letter obtained by Berkeleyside.
“There may be nothing Dixie needed extra on the earth than to be on Pomona’s campus and play together with her buddies on the softball workforce for Coach [JoAnne] Ferguson,” the previous on-air reporter for MTV Information mentioned, including: “It was her dream and the end result of a lot coaching that she stored up with all by lockdown.”
“Her digital Pomona classmates helped her navigate the 2 COVID semesters and we can be eternally grateful to them for forging bonds with our daughter by mere screens,” added Soren.
Coach Ferguson maintained that Lewis’ softball workforce is “heartbroken.”