Ben Carson Campaign Volunteer Dies After Iowa Car Crash

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The GOP presidential candidate was in South Carolina at the time of the accident and has suspended his events.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A volunteer for the presidential campaign of Ben Carson has died after being hospitalized with injuries suffered in a car accident in western Iowa that hurt three other campaign workers.

Carson was in South Carolina at the time of the Tuesday morning accident and has suspended his campaign events.

An official for a hospital in Omaha, Nebraska, says the Carson campaign volunteer, 25-year-old Braden Joplin, died late Tuesday afternoon.

Campaign spokesman Jason Osborne says the crash occurred on Tuesday morning when a van carrying three Carson volunteers and a paid staffer flipped onto its side on an icy road and was hit by another vehicle. The others in the van were treated at a hospital in Atlantic, Iowa.

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