In the car with Hervey was another black Confederate flag supporter, Arlene Barnum, who survived the crash.
Barnum said that the 2005 Ford Explorer crashed when Hervey swerved to avoid another vehicle that pulled up beside them containing about four or five young black men who were shouting angrily at the Confederate flag activists.
“It spun like crazy and we flipped, flipped, flipped,” Barnum recounted to a Mississippi state trooper. “It was awful.”
Shortly after the crash, Barnum was able to post pleas for help to Facebook.
“HELP .. They after us. My vehicle inside down,” Barnum posted. “Anthony Hervy pinned in ., gas leaking.”