Debris from I-35 road sign damages cars

Several drivers damaged their vehicles last night when they ran over a road sign that had been knocked into Interstate 35 in Kansas City by a hit-and-run driver.

Officials from the Missouri Department of Transportation learned of the incident in the southbound lanes of I-35 near the Paseo bridge at 11:08 p.m. Sunday and sent a crew to remove the sign.

Steve Porter, a department spokesman, said the hit-and-run driver knocked the leg out of a 2-legged sign, leaving the sign and one leg in the roadway. Unsuspecting motorists then ran over the debris, flattening tires and causing other damage to their vehicles.

The Missouri Department of Transportation crew helped motorists change their tires and took reports of damage.

Porter asked anyone with information about the hit-and-run driver to call the Tips Hotline at 816-474-TIPS(8477.)