We started the day with news of one college football player being killed in a fatal car accident. Unfortunately, there is another car crash involving a college football player to report Sunday evening. Missouri defensive lineman Harold Brantley was reportedly seriously injured in a car crash Sunday afternoon.
Brantley was inside a car that swerved off the highway (US-63) just south of Columbia, South Carolina. Ashley Zavala of KRCG in Missouri, who has been updating the story on her Twitter timeline reports the 21-year old was attempting to correct his car while traveling on the left side of the highway and slid off the right side of the highway and hit a guard rail after over-correcting, per Missouri State Highway Control’s initial findings.
Brantley was traveling with Missouri women’s basketball player Madeleine Stock, who was treated for minor injuries. Neither was reportedly wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.
Last season Brantley played in 14 games, starting in 10 of those, for the SEC East Division champions. In those games he was responsible for 54 tackles and five sacks.
Pictures from the crash site of the car Mizzou DL Harold Brantley was driving this afternoon: pic.twitter.com/z8W3ju8ayM
— Ashley Zavala (@ZavalaA) June 21, 2015