Carson Volunteer Dies In Iowa Crash

Posted at 6:50 PM, Jan 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-19 19:50:15-05

Republican Presidential Candidate Ben Carson temporarily suspended his campaign after a campaign volunteer died in a car crash in Iowa on Tuesday.

25-year-old Braden Joplin died at Nebraska Medicine following a crash near Atlantic, Iowa. Joplin's injuries were severe, and he was brought to Nebraska Medical Center's trauma center in critical condition for treatment. Officials with Nebraska Medicine say Joplin died just after 4:30 p.m.

Three other passengers in the van were treated and released from a hospital in Atlantic.

Carson plans to meet with Joplin's family members once he arrives in Omaha tonight to offer his condolences.

We'll hear from him later this evening on air and online.