The Mississippi Highway Patrol has witnesses who confirm that a silver car driving at a high speed swerved toward the SUV driven by Black Confederate activist Anthony Hervey, 49, causing his death this past Sunday as the SUV ran off the highway and rolled over multiple times.
Hervey died on U.S. Highway 278 in Lafayette County after returning to Mississippi from a pro-Confederate rally in Birmingham, Alabama. The Ford Explorer belonged to his passenger, Arlene Barnum of Stuart, Oklahoma, also a black Confederate activist, who was letting him take over the driving as they neared his home in Mississippi.
According to the wreck reconstruction by the MHP, the Explorer left the road at the crossover section of U.S. 279 and County Road 285, went into the median south of U.S. 278, reentered U.S. 278, crossed both westbound lanes and continued off the right shoulder of U.S. 278, before crashing into an embankment and concrete ditch and rolling over several times, ending upside down.
Hervey was pronounced dead at the scene, and Barnum was treated for cuts and a broken foot at Baptist Hospital in Oxford.
Witnesses to the crash, including Barnum, said a silver vehicle occupied by five black men was following the Explorer and swerved toward the SUV, but did not make contact. In her interview with The New American, Barnum said that she was in the passenger seat, checking Facebook on her phone, when she suddenly heard Hervey yell. She looked over to see what she described as a silver or gray car driving alongside them on the highway. The Explorer’s windows were not down, but she could see some "angry-looking black guys" yelling at Hervey. Although the windows of the silver car were down, she could not understand what they were saying.
An official Anthony M. Hervey Funeral GoFundMe site has been established to assist with Hervey's funeral expenses - give generously. Funds are tax deductible through the SLRC. All funds not needed for funeral expenses will be given to Anthony's widow, Paula.
A Confederate military funeral for Anthony will be held on Sunday August 2nd in Oxford MS. You won't want to miss this event. Bring Confederate Flags! An Anthony M. Hervey Funeral Facebook site for support has been established www.slrc-csa.org