HOUSTON (KTRK) --The husband of a woman who drowned in Monday's floodwaters says his wife was on her way to work when she drove into high waters in southwest Houston.
Her husband says the exit his wife normally takes was blocked off so she took a detour to a detour where the Westpark splits to 610 and Highway 59 split off.
Rajiv Singh spoke exclusively with Eyewitness News for two reasons: to warn others to be more careful, and because he believes something needs to be done about what he calls a death trap that took his wife.
"This morning she called me around 6:47. It was a brief phone call. She mentioned she was in a little trouble. She had water all around her," Singh said.
Singh tells Eyewitness News he couldn't have imagined that would be his last conversation with his wife, Sunita Singh.
"She saw lights in her rearview. I thought OK, I was under the impression it's bad weather, there are people rescuing her," he said.
She was headed to her job as an electrical engineer with the oil and gas company Bechtel.
"Every Monday she looked forward to going to work. There was nothing I could do to take her out on Sunday because she had to prepare to go to work," Singh said.
She leaves behind a 15-year-old son, Gaurav.
"I woke up thinking, 'Yay no school today because of the flood.' But it was the flood that took my mom away," Gaurav told abc13. "I would've rather gone to school than have this happen."
Rajiv Singh had two major points he wanted to get across.
"As a person who is driving, you want to be more careful," he said.
He also says he wants the folks who handle the roads need to do better.
"There are such intersections within the city's major areas where there are death traps sitting over there. The city has not done anything about them," he said.
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