July 17, 2014 at 11:15 pm

Mom, son killed as SUV crashes into milk tanker truck

A Wixom woman and her 15-year-old son were killed Thursday afternoon when their minivan was struck by a milk tanker in Lakeport.

The son, who was driving on his learner’s permit, was turning the Ford Explorer when it was struck at Burtch and Lakeshore roads, the St Clair County Sheriff’s Office said.

The driver’s 21-year-old sister, who was in the back seat, was treated for minor injuries and released from a hospital.

The names of the three family members weren’t released. The mother was 53.

The driver of the tanker wasn’t injured.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.