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Black Supporter of Confederate Flag Killed in Crash

OXFORD, Miss. – The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a car accident that left dead a black Confederate flag supporter from North Mississippi.

Anthony Hervey was returning home from a pro flag rally in Alabama Sunday when the Ford Explorer he was driving left the road and flipped near the Pontotoc County line around 11:20 a.m.  Hervey, 49, died of his injuries.  His passenger, Arlene Barnham was hurt and taken to the hospital.  Barnham told MacAlester News-Capital that Hervey, who feared they were being chased, sped up to get away from a driver in a silver car, ran off the road and overcorrected causing their SUV to rollover.

The Highway Patrol’s accident reconstruction team  was expected back at the scene Monday to continue the investigation.

Hervey is the author of “Why I wave the Confederate Flag: Written by a Black Man.”  He was well-known for wearing a Confederate uniform and waving a Rebel flag around Oxford.

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