MONROE COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) – The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office confirms the body of Colt Brantley has been located after an extensive search by friends, family and law enforcement. Sheriff Tom Boatwright says it appears Brantley was involved in an ATV accident. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency has confirmed to WKRG News 5 that Brantley struck a tree while riding a 2016 Kawasaki Brute Force.

Family members reported him missing earlier this month on July 7th after he didn’t return from riding his 4-wheeler. They say he was last seen in the Old Texas community of Monroe County.

ALEA reports Brantley’s body was located on Monroe County Road 47, approximately 25 miles north of Monroeville, on Wednesday.

You can read the full press release from ALEA below:

“A single-vehicle crash involving an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) that occurred at approximately 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7, has claimed the life of a Pine Apple man. Chad C. Brantley, 38, was fatally injured when the 2016 Kawasaki Brute Force he was driving left the roadway and struck a tree. Brantley was reported missing to Monroe County Sheriff’s Department on Friday, July 8. On Wednesday, July 13, Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) were called to investigate the crash after Brantley was discovered by a passerby on Monroe County Road 47. The crash occurred on Monroe County Road 47 approximately 25 miles north of Monroeville, in Monroe County. Nothing further is available as Troopers with ALEA’s Highway Patrol Division continue to investigate.”

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