After a worker was killed in a fatal crash in Iowa, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson announced plans on Tuesday to temporarily suspend campaigning, reports AFP.
Braden Joplin, 25, died in the crash, while three others, including a campaign staffer who was driving the vehicle, were treated and released from the hospital, writes the news outlet.
The workers were in Iowa doing last-minute campaigning in the state where the first votes in the nomination process will soon be cast.
A van transporting the group “hit a patch of ice and flipped on its side where it was struck by another vehicle,” Carson’s campaign said in a statement.
“I’m suspending all campaign activities today due to a car accident involving members of our team,” Carson said on Twitter.
Carson traveled from South Carolina to Omaha to meet the dead volunteer’s family and released a statement saying it was a privilege to have worked with Joplin.
In gestures of kindness and respect, Republican rivals Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Rick Santorum expressed their sympathies to Carson on social media.
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