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Carthage resident killed in late-night cycle wreck

One Carthage resident is dead, another seriously injured after a wreck on the southbound lane I-49, six miles north of Carthage just before 10:40 p.m. Friday night.

A motorcycle ridden by 50-year-old Cecil Balster, Jr. went off the road and overturned, ejecting both him and his passenger, 30 year old Tedi Balster.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by Jasper County Assistant Coroner Keith Lancaster.

She was taken to Mercy Joplin with serious injuries.

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