POWAY (CBS 8) - Authorities identified a man who was found dead Tuesday in the driver's seat of a crashed car hundreds of feet down an embankment alongside a road in Poway. 

Authorities say 25-year-old Aaron Mahaffey of Romona was found in the Nissan 300 Z-X on the north side of Scripps Poway Parkway near Danielson Street shortly before noon. 

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Traffic detectives investigating the crash determined that the Nissan apparently veered off the roadway while traveling west and crashed into a dirt berm before plunging down the hillside. 

It is unclear when the crash occurred.