Boynton police looking for driver who destroyed city’s welcome sign

Photo of the destroyed welcome sign on Federal Highway. Photo taken Oct. 13, 2016 by Alexandra Seltzer

Photo of the destroyed welcome sign on Federal Highway. Photo taken Oct. 13, 2016 by Alexandra Seltzer

Someone drove into the city’s new welcome sign Wednesday night, destroying it, and left the scene, Boynton Beach Police said Thursday.

The crash on Federal Highway near Gulfstream Boulevard happened at about 8:45 p.m. The driver of a black 2015 Mercedes SUV was heading north on Federal and drove onto the median and hit the sign. The driver fled the scene. The SUV was towed.

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Police do not know who was driving at the time. The owner of the vehicle is Donald Keenan of Delray Beach.
Anyone with information is asked to call Sgt. Hawkins at 561-742-6111.

Here’s what the sign looked like before:

This is what the welcome sign looked like before a driver crashed into it. Source: City of Boynton Beach

This is what the welcome sign looked like before a driver crashed into it. Source: City of Boynton Beach

This sign, and another welcome sign on Federal Highway at the city’s north end near Gateway Boulevard, were installed earlier this year. The city’s Community Redevelopment Agency paid about $340,000 for the installation of both signs, CRA documents show.

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