Road sign hacked with racial slur on Crosstown Expressway

Someone hacked an electronic message sign to post a racial slur early Sunday morning on Highway 286 near Prairie Road causing drivers on high alert of the malicious message that is considered a federal hate crime.

A driver submitted the photo to the Crónica about the message on the sign that had been changed to show a racial slur. It is unclear who owns the construction sign. The sign was immediately disabled and removed from the roadside by the afternoon.

No arrests have been made, and there are no suspects or suspect vehicle descriptions at this time and it is unclear whether a hate crime investigation is underway.