On March 30, 1985, San Bernardino County D.A. Investigator Michael O. Lewis was driving through Flagstaff, Arizona, returning from conducting a follow-up homicide investigation in Indianapolis, Indiana. While driving in a heavy rainstorm, Investigator Lewis lost control of his car and the vehicle overturned. Investigator Lewis died of injuries sustained in the collision.
Investigator Lewis is survived by his wife, Lynn, as well as his daughter and his son.