Carson campaign volunteer dies after Iowa crash, Carson cancels events to meet with victim's family

Posted at 7:51 PM, Jan 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-19 20:48:12-05

A campaign volunteer for Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson has died after a crash near Atlantic, Iowa on Tuesday.

Officials at Nebraska Medicine say 25-year-old Braden Joplin was brought to the Nebraska Medical Center trauma center in Omaha with critical injuries.

Campaign officials say Carson has suspended his campaign activities and is traveling from South Carolina to Nebraska. A release from the hospital says he will meet with Joplin's family when he arrives in Omaha later tonight. 

Carson's campaign says three other people were also in that van when it hit a patch of ice, flipped and was hit by another vehicle. 

They were taken to a hospital in Atlantic, Iowa and later released.

Earlier today in Iowa, a van transporting three campaign volunteers and one of our campaign employees hit a patch of ice...

Posted by Dr. Ben Carson on Tuesday, January 19, 2016