- Associated Press - Friday, July 18, 2014

BURTCHVILLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say a 15-year-old driver and his mother are dead following a crash involving a tanker truck hauling milk in St. Clair County.

The sheriff’s department says Jarrod Robert Smith, who had a learner’s permit, was driving an SUV around 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Burtchville Township when he stopped at an intersection and turned left into the path of the semi.

The department says the Wixom boy and 52-year-old Karen Kay Smith died.

The boy’s 21-year-old sister Kaitlyn Smith was in the back seat and was taken to a hospital, where she was treated for minor injuries and released. The truck driver was identified as a 72-year-old from Almont. The department says he refused medical treatment.

The department says the Smiths were heading to Lakeport State Park to go camping.

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