Texas Tech Student Injured in Ben Carson Campaign Car Crash Dies
Rest in peace. He was 25, far too young.
A Ben Carson campaign volunteer died in a hospital here after a car crash in western Iowa Tuesday morning. The accident prompted the Republican presidential candidate to cancel campaign stops Tuesday and Wednesday. A van driven by a Carson campaign staffer, carrying three campaign volunteers, lost control and was struck by another vehicle on icy Interstate Highway 80 Tuesday morning near Atlantic. One volunteer, Braden Joplin, was transported to the University of Nebraska medical center in Omaha with serious injuries. He died in the hospital Tuesday around 4:30 p.m., according to a statement from hospital officials.
Joplin, 25, is a student at Texas Tech. He’s been in Iowa since early January volunteering for the Carson campaign.