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Ben Carson Campaign Volunteer Dies After Iowa Van Crash; Carson Cancels Events

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    Ben Carson Campaign Volunteer Dies After Iowa Van Crash; Carson Cancels Events
    Iowa Department of Public Safety
    A van carrying Ben Carson campaign staff crashed in Iowa on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2015, leaving one dead and three hurt.

    A volunteer for Ben Carson's Republican presidential campaign died Tuesday after a van carrying four staff members flipped over on a patch of ice in Iowa and was rammed by another vehicle, hospital officials confirmed Tuesday night.

    Carson immediately suspended his campaign for at least two days to travel from South Carolina to Omaha, Nebraska, where the volunteer was rushed for treatment at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the campaign said. He planned to meet with the family of the volunteer, whom the hospital identified as Braden Joplin, 25, NBC News reported.

    Joplin died at 4:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m. ET), the hospital said. The three other passengers involved in the accident near Atlantic, Iowa, were treated and released from a local hospital.

    The Carson campaign said it would cover travel expenses to Omaha for Joplin's family in Texas.