'Bachelor' star Chris Soules charged in deadly Iowa crash

Former "Bachelor" star Chris Soules allegedly left the scene of a fatal auto crash in Iowa, which led to his arrest early Tuesday morning. Police report that Soules was driving a Chevy pickup truck that slammed into a John Deere tractor, killing the driver.

Family and friends are remembering 66-year-old Kenneth Mosher as a family man who loved farming.

Scott Bright told the Register that Chris left the crash scene on foot headed northbound. Investigators spoke to multiple witnesses and determined that Soules caused the crash and fled, according to a complaint, which doesn't name the witnesses.

Former "Bachelor" Chris Soules was recently arrested for leaving the scene of a deadly accident, according to police.

Soules, the star of the 19th season of ABC's "The Bachelor", was kept overnight in the Buchanan County Jail in Independence and bonded out Tuesday by his mother. Soules has a long record of at least 15 vehicle-related incidents, including drunk driving, speeding, running stop signs and unlawful use of his license, ET Online reported.

For those reasons, and "because Mr. Soules is showing he's not cooperating with law enforcement or surrendering himself at any time", the prosecutor requested Soules be released on $10,000 bond.

Since his appearance on the Bachelor, Soules has worked in farm real estate and investing, and has served as a spokesman for ag groups. "He was devastated to learn that Kenneth Mosher, the other person in the accident, passed away".

Soules, 35, was officially charged on Tuesday with leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

Soules was seen by a judge in Buchanan County, Iowa, a spokesperson for the Buchanan County Sheriff's Office tells ET. In 2001, Soules was reportedly arrested twice for minor possession of alcohol.

Soules and his final pick, Whitney Bischoff, later broke off their engagement.

Chris was in court this morning, Tuesday, April 25th. Refinery29 has reached out to ABC and Soules' rep for comment and will update this story as more details become available.

  • Jon Douglas