Dr. Ben Carson Suspends Campaign To Mourn Death Of Volunteer In Iowa

Dr. Ben Carson Suspends Campaign To Mourn Death Of Volunteer In Iowa

Carson, left, with Braden Joplin

Dr. Ben Carson suspended campaign activities in South Carolina Tuesday after a volunteer in Iowa was killed in a car accident. Carson’s campaign will continue Wednesday.

According to The Hill:

“A volunteer on Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson’s campaign who was involved in a crash on an icy road in Iowa on Tuesday has died, according to a press release from Nebraska Medicine.

Braden Joplin, 25, was brought to Nebraska Medical Center’s trauma center in critical condition following the crash. Joplin died just after 4:30 p.m. local time.

The crash happened when the van hit a patch of ice and flipped on its side before it was hit by another vehicle. Carson canceled all South Carolina campaign events Tuesday after hearing about the crash.”



  1. I am so very saddened for this young mans family & friends! Too I’m sorry for those who thought a great deal of him in Dr Ben’s campaign. We just never know when it’s our time to go be with our Lord Jesus. Please Lord Jesus comfort those who mourn this young mans passing!! <3

  2. My sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Joplin. May the Lord give you comfort and make His face to shine upon you.

    Live every day to the fullest. There is no guarantee for any of us that we will have tomorrow.

  3. It is the right thing for Dr. Carson to do – be with the family – ihat is the kind of person he is. My prayers go out to the family and also to Dr Carson.

  4. I’m sure all the candidates and their supporters join Dr. Carson in his time of sadness. Prayers for healing go to Braden Joplin’s family and to Dr. Carson. Take comfort in knowing Braden is now in God’s arms.

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