Former ‘Bachelor’ star Chris Soules arrested for leaving scene of fatal car crash

By Hayley Bradbrook

Bachelor alum Chris Soules was arrested and charged early Tuesday (Apr. 25) morning after allegedly leaving the scene of a deadly car crash.

According to The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office, the incident occurred near Aurora, Iowa on Monday (Apr. 24) night at 8 pm. Police officers on the scene explained that a truck collided into the rear of a tractor trailer, causing both cars to land in the roadside ditch.


Chris was arrested early Tuesday morning.

Early reports indicate that while alcoholic beverages were found in the car, Chris was not charged with driving under the influence. TMZ also reported that the 35-year-old farmer, who is originally from Arlington, Iowa, was driving his Chevy pickup truck, a vehicle he constantly flaunts all over social media.

According to local news outlet KWWL, the man driving the tractor was taken in an ambulance to the hospital, where he later succumb to his injuries.

Following his court appearnace on Tuesday, his lawyers Sean Spellman and Molly Spellman released the following statement to the media:

“Chris Soules was involved in an accident Monday evening (April 24) in a rural part of Iowa near his home. He was devastated to learn that Kenneth Mosher, the other person in the accident, passed away. His thoughts and prayers and with Mr. Mosher’s family."

Chris started his reality television career in 2014 as a contestant on the 10 th season of The Bachelorette. After failing to capture Andi Dorfman’s heart, producers gave Chris another change to find love as “The Bachelor” in 2015. He gave his final rose to Whitney Bischoff but the couple broke off their engagement in May 2015. He also competed on season 20 of Dancing With The Stars.

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