(64836) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol Crash Team of Troop D were summoned east of Carthage Friday evening. According to the initial report released overnight it was a single vehicle crash involving two Carthage teenagers.
Joplin News First was there shortly after 8:00 PM and waited respectfully to release information and images.
Archer Lambeth, 16, of Carthage was traveling westbound on Harmony Road, just west of CR 110, driving a 2003 Ford F-150.
The pickup left the right side of the roadway, then crossed over to the left, skidding across the pavement. After crossing it struck a tree, and caught fire in the south ditch.
A 15-year-old passenger, also from Carthage, was pulled from the truck by a passerby. That teen remains in serious condition at a Joplin area hospital.
The truck was fully consumed by fire.
According to troopers the crash occurred at 7:25 PM. The crash and following fire closed down Harmony Road for nearly 5 hours.
Carthage Fire Department extinguished the fire and were on scene for the duration of the incident.
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The Missouri State Highway Patrol a few weeks ago changed it’s policy regarding the release of names under 17.
MSHP noted the rise of social media and changing times. It is reflected in their report of this crash. It did not affect the polices of Joplin News First. When available we will continue to include name(s) when appropriate.