@JenniferJJacobs that is awful, just terrible.
— Greg Dworkin (@DemFromCT) January 20, 2016
As Twitchy reported earlier, GOP candidate Ben Carson suspended his campaign activities for the day after he learned that a van carrying three team members flipped over on an icy road in Iowa and was then struck by another car.
The driver, a campaign volunteer, was transported to the trauma center at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, where it was just announced that he died from his injuries.
Oh, no. RIP. https://t.co/s4fm8IamDW
— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) January 20, 2016
Rest In Peace Braden Joplin. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. pic.twitter.com/p87TCnD44p
— Dr. Ben Carson (@RealBenCarson) January 20, 2016
UPDATE: Carson campaign: Campaign volunteer, who was seriously injured in Iowa van crash, has died. pic.twitter.com/Gdpv8T7cQt
— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) January 20, 2016
The Carson campaign confirms: volunteer Braden Joplin, 25, injured in an Iowa car crash today, has died. pic.twitter.com/QGIFecA0K7
— Rebecca Sinderbrand (@sinderbrand) January 20, 2016
Ben Carson chartered a private jet to fly Braden Joplin's family from Texas to Omaha hospital, but he died ~1/2 hour before their arrival.
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) January 20, 2016
— Gary Detman (@GaryDetmanNews) January 20, 2016
— Molly C. M. (@Mollymotts) January 20, 2016
Incredibly sad news: @RealBenCarson campaign confirms its volunteer Braden Joplin, 25, died from injuries suffered in accident today. RIP
— Major Garrett (@MajorCBS) January 20, 2016
RIP Braden Joplin
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 20, 2016
Prayers goes out to Braden's family and @RealBenCarson Campaign. Tragedies like today are heartbreaking. God bless all of you!
— Rick Santorum (@RickSantorum) January 20, 2016
Praying for the family of the young Ben Carson volunteer, Braden Joplin, who was killed in a tragic car crash in IA. A life taken too soon.
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) January 20, 2016
— AW (@ArtbyAWOHS) January 20, 2016
— Suzanne Smith (@KentuckySuzanne) January 20, 2016
@NBCNightlyNews I ask almighty God to touch the hearts & soul of this Family, provide comfort & may their love one rest in peace. Amen
— Papi G (@dlgkjg) January 20, 2016
@NBCNightlyNews How sad….prayers for their family.
— 3dogmom (@3dogmom2015) January 20, 2016
My heart goes out to 25 y/o Braden Joplin, the other injured, and all the Carson For Iowa team.
— KStreetHipster (@KStreetHipster) January 19, 2016
The other three campaign workers involved in the crash were treated and released from Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic, Iowa.