Last updated: July 14. 2014 9:28PM - 2370 Views

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A Canadian woman was killed Monday in a traffic crash on Interstate 81 south in Lackawanna County.

Margo Bolanos, 58, of Mississauga, Ontario, died after the vehicle she was riding in struck an embankment, state Police at Dunmore said.

Troopers said Vilko Raitmaier, 61, also of Mississauga, was operating the 2002 Pontiac Sunfire southbound in the right lane near the Dickson City exit just before 5:30 p.m. The car travelled into the left lane, nearly striking a vehicle traveling alongside.

Raitmaier then abruptly swerved to the right, troopers said, travelling off the roadway, onto the right shoulder and striking a stone embankment. The Pontiac then spun back onto the highway and came to rest in the southbound passing lane.

Raitmaier and a front-seat passenger, Nina Bolanos, 55, of Clovis, California, suffered moderate injuries, police said.

Margo Bolanos, who was killed, was riding in the back seat.

All occupants were wearing seatbelts, state Police said.

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