|Ben Carson lost a member of his campaign.|
A campaign volunteer was killed on slick highways near Omaha, Nebraska. On the road near Council Bluffs, Iowa, the campaign van that carried Ben Carson's campaign staffers and volunteers hit the ice.
Braden Joplin, 25 was the only fatality. The three other passengers and the driver were treated and released, said the Carson campaign.
Carson canceled all events for the next two days. He will meet with Joplin's family to express condolences.
"One of the precious few joys of campaigning is the privileged 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", Carson said. "America lost one of those bright young men today".
The incident happened on Interstate 80.
The crash involved a green 2015 Ford van and a 2012 Chevy Avalanche.
The driver of the van lost control on the icy road when he attempted to switch lanes, The van crossed the median and then was broadsided by a pickup truck.
Jonathan "Drew" McCall, 27 of Sugar Land, Texas was driving the van and Brian Sutton of Council Bluffs, 42 was driving the pickup truck. The Iowa State Highway Patrol will likely cite McCall for the accident.
World News Today send our condolences to the family of Braden Joplin.