AIKEN COUNTY, SC (WJBF) – The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash that happened on Ascauga Lake Road.

South Carolina Highway Patrol says the crash happened around 6:30 Sunday evening near Wetland Way.

Lance Corporal Tyler Tidwell says the driver, 30-year old Tyler D. Kent, of a 2004 Toyota Sequoia was traveling north when they veered off roadway, hit a fence, and drove the car into the pond where it became fully submerged.

A group of people pulled Kent from the vehicle before it became fully submerged and initiated CPR until first responders arrived on scene, but he could not be revived and was pronounced dead on the scene.

Mr. Kent will be autopsied Tuesday morning in Newberry.

The Coroner’s Office along with Highway Patrol are continuing with the investigation.