Lawrence County family grieves after deadly motorcycle crash

LEOMA, Tenn. (WKRN) – A deadly motorcycle crash over the weekend left a family mourning. A Lawrence County father was killed in the crash and his wife is currently recovering.

Eddie and Christy Steelman enjoyed their weekly Sunday motorbike ride.

Eddie was driving north on the Minor Hill Expressway in Giles County when the tragedy struck.

Karley Goolsby, the family’s middle daughter, said she knew something was wrong when her parents didn’t come pick them up. Around 5 p.m. Sunday night, she received heartbreaking news.

“Finally, the fourth time I called my mom, a man answered the phone, service was not great. I heard piece by piece and I was finally able to gather it was an EMS officer,” Goolsby said.

Their mother, Christy, is currently on the road to recovery.

“It was going to be difficult for my mother because he was her best friend,” Goolsby said.

Eddie Steelman’s wife and three children describe their father as genuine, with a big heart and a caring person.

“He loves his family, he loves his grandson, he loves his animals, he loves his bike, his wife, his community, he loves his patients. himself, his country, everything he loves,” Goolsby said.

His family said Steelman pursued his dream of becoming a family nurse in his 40s while raising three children.

“He showed up for everything — ball games, dance recitals, church performances, he was at the forefront of them cheering us on,” Goolsby said.

Shock and sadness lingered on Tuesday when Steelman’s daughters said they were lucky to have spent so much quality time with their dad before the crash.

And Sunday, he spent his final hours doing what he loved with his best friend.

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“They went out and they rode which is what they love to do together. That’s how they spend quality time. They went out and enjoyed a mooncake and a coke,” Goolsby said. Lawrence County family grieves after deadly motorcycle crash

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