Edward Joe Meno Santos, age 36, of Milton, was killed Wednesday morning when he lost control of his car and crashed into a roadway milling machine. The Florida Highway Patrol reports that Santos was traveling north on State Road 87 near OLF Choctaw Road when he encountered ice on the roadway. According to the accident report, he lost control and traveled across the median and into a piece of milling equipment. The 2005 Nissan Titan truck he was driving then came to a rest in the northbound lane.
The accident occurred at around 6:15 a.m. and State Road 87 South from Hickory Hammock to Vonnie Tolbert Road was closed to traffic for several hours during the investigation.