HOUSTON - Harris County Sheriff's divers spent the day pulling a car from the San Jacinto River after it veered off of Wallisville Road near Rio Villa.
Residents gathered at the scene, in northeast Harris County, to watch and discuss an ongoing problem with their road.
"There is a lot of racing that goes on down here," resident Karen Aucoin said.
Neighbors say they are concerned because the road comes to an abrupt end.
"We've attempted in the past to make that dead end known," resident Dennis Hawk said.
But they hit a road block.
"There have been petitions made; they have been declined," Aucoin said.
Neighbors say a more obvious barrier was needed to warn drivers of the dead end. To make matters worse, the barrier that was there was blown away by Hurricane Ike.
So residents piled storm debris in its place, but by Saturday afternoon city clean-up crews hauled it away.
Less than 24 hours later, Bruce Havard and his friend rescued a man from his sinking car.
Havard says the man claimed there were two other men in the vehicle.
But authorities didn't find anyone in the car when it was pulled out. They are still trying to piece the victim's story together.
Meanwhile, all residents can hope for is that the story won't be repeated.