AS REPORTED BY CBS NEWS:
JACKSON, Miss. – A black Mississippi man who often dressed in Confederate regalia to support the state flag has died in a one-car accident.
The Highway Patrol says 49-year-old Anthony Hervey was killed Sunday when the 2005 Ford Explorer he was driving left the roadway and overturned on Mississippi Highway 6 in Lafayette County.
A passenger in Hervey’s car, Arlene Barnum, tells The Associated Press that Hervey swerved and crashed after another vehicle carrying four or five young black men pulled up alongside them, yelling and looking angry. Barnum said Hervey yelled something back at the other vehicle before losing control and crashing.
“It spun like crazy and we flipped, flipped, flipped. It was awful,” she said.
She said she gave that account to a Mississippi state trooper when she was taken to a hospital after the accident.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol did not immediately respond to an Associated Press query asking if officials are investigating Barnum’s account.
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