Authorities say a 15-year-old driver and his mother are dead following a crash involving a semi-truck 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 driver of the semi was identified as a 72-year-old man 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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