Ice Related Wreck Claims Life Of Milton Man

January 18, 2018

A wreck on an icy road Wednesday morning claimed the life of a Milton man.

The Florida Highway Patrol said 36-year old Edward Joe Meno Santos was northbound on Highway 87 when he encountered a patch of ice which had formed across his entire lane.  Santos was unable to maintain control of his 2005 Nissan Titan and rotated into a construction zone, colliding with a roadway milling machine.

Santos was pronounced deceased at Santa Rosa Medical Center.

The accident remains under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol.


7 Responses to “Ice Related Wreck Claims Life Of Milton Man”

  1. Tweety1212 on January 24th, 2018 8:29 pm

    Oh my goodness I just heard about this. Eddie was a great guy. He delivered for Goldring and was probably on his way to work. He has always lived in warm places…Guam Hawaii Florida so he was probably taken by surprise with the ice. Condolences to his family he will be missed.

  2. john on January 18th, 2018 7:58 pm

    Yeah, maybe they should also remove traffic cones, quardrails, cut down the trees that line many roadways (people hit them all the time), Oh I forgot!!! Sometimes they put buildings close to the roads….maybe remove them too!!! If we do all of this, than we can remove those pesky little painted yellow and white lines along the roadway!

  3. Charlie on January 18th, 2018 6:30 pm

    @Mr. Nobody—Some common sense here. In a working construction zone, you do not take the big equipment home to the shop every night. Not practical & maybe even impossible, given the logistics of moving large equipment, especially if it is not a “local” company. It stays at the job site until the job is finished. Construction sites are very well marked, & I highly doubt that the milling machine was sitting right in the middle of the road or in a driving lane.

  4. Mrs. Someone on January 18th, 2018 3:59 pm

    Mr. Nobody,
    What happened is a sad ordeal. Its a tragic accident that can’t be taken back and sadly a life was lost… But, I do have to add that it is mindsets like yours that make this country so upside down. Do you not think that it is difficult moving equipment like that every single day to the shop and back.? Not only is it not cost friendly but it is not even close to being realistic. And another thing, do you honestly think that the owners of that company are not completely devastated and saddened that someone lost their life by hitting a piece of their equipment (that I may add was parked exactly by regulation). But here you are internet trolling and making a bad situation worse by throwing salt in the wound. I am terribly sorry that this man has passed. But your argument of if the machine was put up he would still be alive is not even a valid argument. You say yourself black ice is nasty stuff? Had people took the advice of first responders, news casts, and police.. no one should have been driving at that time at all. Before trying to hurt everyone involved more than they already are.. don’t make accusations and judgments on something you have no idea about.

  5. anne 1of2 on January 18th, 2018 12:50 pm

    I’ll bet he hit that black ice they warned us about. Sympathy to his family, so sad.

  6. Mr. Nobody on January 18th, 2018 12:44 pm

    When I lived in Montana I got a lot of experience with black ice. Dangerous stuff. Speed doesn’t really matter when it comes to the black ice. You can lose total control at any speed. The problem that I see here is there’s so much road construction and the crews leave the equipment out. I personally feel that if the milling machine was put up in the shop where it belongs rather than being left on the side of the road he would still be alive. I would find it hard to believe that the road crew was working in that weather. Perhaps the family will sue the county and the company that left the equipment out and maybe at least these construction companies will put away their tools at the end of the day

  7. Bob's Brother on January 18th, 2018 4:45 am

    It shouldn’t take events such as this to warn us to slow down in freezing temps. The amount of trauma in a 40 mph crash is much less than a 55-60 mph crash. Prayers for this man’s family in this difficult time.

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