Lewis was the founder of Tapout Clothing, Inc., and the face of its popular reality show on cable channel Versus. Several sources within the company confirmed his passing.
At 12:57 a.m., a Newport Beach Police cruiser spotted Lewis' red Ferrari and a white Porsche driving out of control on the southbound side of Jamboree Road, according to Lt.
The Ferrari then struck the curb and hit a utility pole, tearing the car in half. After coming to a brief stop, the Porsche fled the scene.
An unnamed female passenger was ejected from Lewis' car in the crash. Newport Beach paramedics pronounced Lewis dead at the scene.
Newport Beach officers later spotted the Porsche and stopped its passengers, a male and female, who were seen walking away from the vehicle.
Upon further investigation officers determined that the male,
Kirby was arrested for gross vehicular manslaughter and taken to the Newport Beach Police Department. The female passenger,
Kirby's bail is set at $1 million dollars. The results of a blood alcohol test administered at the jail are forthcoming. No further motive for the accident is known at this time, according to Amormino.