EDGMONT - A Delaware County firefighter was killed in a car accident early Saturday morning that left another man with life-threatening injuries.

Scott Jones, 33, of Aston died after a two-car crash in Edgmont that sent both vehicles off the roadway and down an embankment, state police said.

Jones had spent the last five years as a firefighter and paramedic with the Newtown Square Fire Company and was a career staff member with the Media Fire Hook and Ladder Company, according to posts on both companies' Facebook pages.

"Scott and his family have been a staple in our [fire department] family, as well as our community, for many years," wrote Sean Joyce, president of the Aston Township Fire Department, where Jones was a volunteer in addition to his other work.

Jones' 2012 Honda CR-V collided with a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Dante Monastra, 41, of West Chester on North Middletown Road around 3:20 a.m.

Monastra was taken to Crozer-Chester Medical Center in serious condition.

An investigation into the accident is continuing, state police said.

- Justine McDaniel