Mississippi vehicle accident

A Stuart woman who attended a pro confederate flag rally in Birmingham, Alabama, said on her Facebook page she was subsequently involved in a car accident in Mississippi. Arlene Barnum, of Stuart, posted this image after saying she had been in a roll-over accident after being chased.

A Stuart woman who attended a pro confederate flag rally in Birmingham, Alabama, said on her Facebook page she was subsequently involved in a car accident that resulted in a fatality in Mississippi.

Arlene Barnum of Stuart posted on her Facebook a photo of a car accident she says she was in near Oxford, Mississippi, that resulted in the death of Anthony Hervey of Oxford, Mississippi.

"I didn't know him, really." Arlene Barnum said. "I gave him a ride to the rally."

She said they were both supporters of the same cause and she was letting him drive her truck as they neared his hometown of Oxford so that he may navigate the area that was familiar to him.

"We were both speakers (at the rally)," Barnum said.

Barnum, a black woman and a locally-known Confederate flag supporter, gave an account of her activities over the weekend with videos and posts of speaking at a Confederate Flag Rally called the “Monumental Dixie” rally.

On Sunday, July 19, Barnum posted to her Facebook saying she and Anthony Hervey were being chased and were ran off the road leading to a roll-over of the vehicle the pair were traveling in.

“HELP.. They after us. My vehicle inside down,” Arlene Barnum said in one post, and in another post she said, “Anthony (Hervey) pinned in… gas leaking,” Her last post was a picture from the outside of an overturned vehicle.

The McAlester News-Capital called the Mississippi Highway Patrol and spoke with a dispatcher, who only identified as Lisa, confirmed the roll-over accident was near Oxford, Mississippi. However, she said she cannot give any further information because the accident, and the details surrounding it, are under investigation.

Multiple calls have been made to Mississippi Highway Patrol to obtain further information about the details of the accident. No calls have been returned.

The News-Capital will provide further information and attempt to secure police reports to further confirm the account.

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