Ben Carson team in fatal crash, campaigning suspended

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson, pictured on January 14, 2016, suspended campaign activity after a car accident involving members of his teamRepublican Ben Carson temporarily suspended his US presidential bid when four members of his campaign team were involved in a fatal car accident in Iowa, where the first votes in the nomination process will 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, released on Tuesday. A volunteer named as Braden Joplin, 25, died, while three others including a campaign staffer who was driving the vehicle were checked and later released from a hospital.

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