The man who was pulled out of a pond off Stoneburner Road on Sunday by a Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office deputy has died.

Matthew C.W. Antill, 30, of Edinburg, was driving a 2009 Kia Borrego down Rocco Road when he drove through a fence, up an embankment and into the pond, Sgt. Brent Coffey, state police public information officer, wrote in an email Monday evening.

Antill, Coffey stated, got out of his car after it was in the pond and collapsed, according to a nearby resident who talked to state police.

Sheriff’s Office deputies were the first to arrive on the scene. Deputy Derek Smith waded in to pull Antill out of the pond.

Smith, along with two other deputies who arrived after Antill was on the shore, administered first aid and CPR. Antill was transported to Shenandoah Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to Coffey.

State police confirmed there were no other passengers in the car with Antill. The investigation into the cause of the crash and Antill’s death is continuing. Coffey wrote that foul play is not suspected.

Correction: This story has been updated with the correct spelling of Matthew C.W. Antill's name.

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