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Dr. Ben Carson places campaign on hold after staffers involved in fatal wreck

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Today Ben Carson suspended his campaign in Iowa to support staffers who were in a wreck in Iowa. All five people  in the van driven by a campaign staffer, including three children were hospitalized. The driver lost control of the vehicle on an icy  Hwy 83 near Atlantic Iowa, jumped the median and collided with a truck according to Iowa State Patrol . Braden Joplin, 25, a student volunteer from Texas Tech later died. The Republican presidential candidate said, “I hope his death will not be in vain. He wanted America to be a kinder and a gentler place.” Carson 's campaign schedule was cancelled on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Ben Carson's full statement on the death of Braden Joplin:

"One of the precious few joys of campaigning is the privilege of meeting bright young men and women who are so enthusiastic about their country that they will freely give of their time and energy to work on its behalf. America lost one of those bright young men today. I had the privilege of knowing Braden Joplin personally, and am filled with a deep and profound sadness at his passing. While we mourn this profound loss, I am thankful that our other campaign colleagues, Drew McCall, Aaron Ohnemus and Ryan Patrick Shellooe, have all been treated and released from the hospital.
"A presidential candidate asks a lot of his or her volunteers, working long hours in the cold, under-appreciated. They are the unsung heroes of the political process. The outpouring of support for Braden and his family from fellow candidates, as well as their staffs and volunteers, demonstrates that life will always transcend politics, and I thank them for their kind words. Please continue to keep Braden’s family and friends in your prayers as they struggle through this difficult time.
"Even after more than 30 years' experience counseling parents and family members in the most difficult of times, it never gets easier. But I find solace in the knowledge of God’s redeeming grace, and I pray that Braden's family finds comfort in the mercy of the Lord. Across America today, I ask everyone to take a moment to reflect on the preciousness of life and remember and honor the memory of Braden Joplin."
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