Ben Carson participates in the Fox Business Network Republican presidential debate at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center on Jan. 14, 2016 in North Charleston, S.C.
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By Tessa Berenson
January 20, 2016

A volunteer for Ben Carson’s campaign has died after a car crash Tuesday afternoon in Iowa.

25-year-old Braden Joplin and three other people working for Carson hit an icy patch of road near Atlantic, Iowa earlier Tuesday, flipping their van and then getting hit by another vehicle, the campaign said in a statement earlier Tuesday. According to a statement from Nebraska Medicine news release send out by the Carson campaign, Joplin died at around 4:30 p.m. local time.

Joplin was brought to Nebraska Medical Center in critical condition, while the other three people were treated and released from a hospital in Atlantic. Carson suspended his campaign events for the day.

Carson will meet with Joplin’s family when he arrives in Omaha Tuesday evening.

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