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Three injured in traffic accident on Highway 80

A traffic accident on Highway 80 Thursday evening has left three people in the hospital.

Christopher Milner of Smiths Station, Amber Dohney of Phenix City and Christopher Ouzts of Columbus were all taken to The Medical Center for injuries after the1999 black Chrysler Sebring convertible they were riding in flipped over near the exit to Bradley Park Drive at around 6 p.m..

According to a Columbus police accident report, Milner driving was the car, traveling east on Highway 80.

Witnesses told police the car was traveling at a "high rate of speed," — approximately over 95 mph — and swerving in and out of traffic.

Milner's car clipped the front end of another car as it was passing in front of it and he lost control, police said.

His car crossed the median and flipped over in the west bound lane. Dohney and Ouzts were not wearing seat belts and were ejected from the car.

The driver of the car Milner struck stopped briefly, witnesses said, but did not wait for police to arrive at the scene.

There was extensive damage to Milner's convertible and the driver and both passengers were taken to The Medical Center for treatment.

Milner is listed in critical condition. Ouzts is listed in unsatisfactory condition. Dohney's condition could not be confirmed.

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