Local Marine Killed in California Car Crash

February 24, 2014 Updated Feb 24, 2014 at 6:58 PM EDT

By Jill Perkins

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February 24, 2014 Updated Feb 24, 2014 at 6:58 PM EDT

Niagara Falls, N.Y. (WKBW-TV) 20 year old Ricky Jones was serving as a US Marine, stationed near San Diego California.

On Saturday, Jone's father, Daniel says his son was involved in a chain reaction car crash while on his way to the Marine base.

It appears Ricky Jones, who also served as a volunteer firefighter for Frontier Volunteer Fire Company in Wheatfield, NY, attempted to help render aid to victims in the crash.

That's when another vehicle, appeared to be losing control. The friend Ricky Jones was traveling with, also a marine, managed to jump out of the way.

Daniel Jones says it's unclear if the car hit Ricky or if Ricky tried to jump out of the way, unaware that his fall would be 20 feet.

The body of Ricky Jones will be brought back to Niagara County and family and friends hope to lay him to rest this week.