Arlene Barnum is a Vietnam-era veteran of the U.S. Army and Republican activist who supports the Confederate battle flag.
This past Saturday Barnum burned her lifetime membership card to the NAACP at a multi-racial unity rally to save the Linn Park Confederate Monument in Birmingham, Alabama.
That’s when it happened.
According to the Examiner, after the rally Barnum was chased by another vehicle that ended up causing her to crash, killing her driver and leaving her injured.
The truck was being driven by Anthony Hervey, another speaker at Saturday’s rally.
According to the McAlester News-Capital, Hervey was killed in the accident, which took place near Oxford, Mississippi. Initially, supporters thought Barnum had been killed as well, but the tough Army veteran posted a video to Facebook ensuring everyone that rumors of her death were quite premature.
WREG news3 reported her driver, Anthony Hervey, 49, of Oxford died when the SUV he was driving went off the road then overturned.
This is a video of Hervey speaking at the Birmingham rally held Saturday before his death.
The crash happened on Mississippi Highway 6 near the Lafayette and Pontotoc County line around 11:20 a.m.
Arlene Barnum, who was a passenger in the SUV was being treated for minor injuries.
Both victims, who are black, have been very vocal supporters of the Confederate flag, which has some saying the crash was foul play.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol is still investigating what happened.