The vehicle found off the road near the Cuesta Grade appears to be a stripped, older model Ford Bronco, according to search and rescue personnel.
There was no indication of human remains near the vehicle, and sheriff's officials said it may have been at the area near TV Tower Road for some time.
The investigation into whose car it is and how it got to the area continues.
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The Sheriff's Department search-and-rescue team is heading to the TV Tower Road area near Cuesta Grade to check on a vehicle seen off the roadway.
According to sheriff's spokesman Rob Bryn, a CHP helicopter crew spotted the vehicle while flying over.
It is not clear whether this is a new wreck or an abandoned car. Search team members will likely need to rock climb to reach the vehicle.
TV Tower Road was significantly damaged in winter storms and passage is difficult even for four-wheel-drive vehicles, Bryn said.