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Hillcrest sign victim of hit-and-run

The pillars that hold up the historic Hillcrest sign cause damage to hit-and-run U-Haul truck.

The Hillcrest sign was the victim of a hit and run accident Monday night reports the San Diego Police Department.

Witness to the incident, Derrick Roach watched as a U-Haul truck driven by two men slammed into the historic sign's supporting pole at 5th and University in front of Union Bank. 

"It made a huge noise when it hit,” said Roach. 

1984 Hillcrest sign to be auctioned

The 1984 Hillcrest sign, which had gone into disrepair and was removed in July to make way for a new sign, will be auctioned off by the Hillcrest Business Association.