Edward ‘Eddie’ Wosomo: NT Footy star dad dies tragically in horror crash, sparking outpouring of grief

A footy player tragically died in a double-fatal horror crash just before Easter.

Edward ‘Eddie’ Wosomo, from Darwin, was killed when the van he was driving crashed on the Arnhem Highway on March 28.

Fellow 27-year-old Andy Summerfield, former president of the Rebels Northern Territory Bikie gang, also died.

A third 20-year-old man traveling in the vehicle miraculously survived, but suffered serious injuries and was taken to the Royal Darwin Hospital.

Mr Wosomo, who played rugby league for the NT Indigenous All Stars team, is survived by his partner Kamika Lee Pollard and his two daughters.

Edward Wosomo (photo), who died in a horror crash just before Easter, is being mourned by loved ones

Mrs Lee Pollard said the crazy Rabbitohs fan was a fun and caring husband who loved his two girls.

“Edward lived life to the fullest,” she said NT news.

“He had a smile that lit up the room and an infectious laugh.”

“(He) made friends everywhere he went. He welcomed everyone and judged no one.”

Mr. Wosomo worked as a carpenter and enjoyed fishing.

“In his spare time he enjoyed a cold beer and a fish, spending time with his friends and having a laugh,” Mrs Lee Pollard said.

“He enjoyed his work and was always proud to show us what he helped build.”

Mr Wosomo was returning from a job at a construction site in Jabiru, a small town just over 100km east of the Arnhem highway, when the accident occurred.

Worksafe is investigating the incident.

Mr Wosomo's partner, Kamika Lee Pollard (pictured left), said her husband was a fun and caring partner who loved his daughters

Mr Wosomo’s partner, Kamika Lee Pollard (pictured left), said her husband was a fun and caring partner who loved his daughters

Mrs Lee Pollard uploaded a heartbreaking post to Facebook two days after Mr Wosomo’s death, with a photo of her husband and their daughter on a beach.

“Forever our man,” wrote Mrs. Lee Pollard.

One family member said Eddie was the center of the group who would be “forever missed.”

Mr Wosomo’s grieving mother wrote a poem about her son, saying he was a “gentle soul” who always lent a helping hand to those in need.

She added that her son was a talented fisherman and also a great cook.