INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (AP) – A farmer who appeared on ABC’s “The Bachelor” has pleaded guilty in a fatal crash last year near his home in Buchanan County.
In an agreement with prosecutors announced Tuesday, 36-year-old Chris Soules of Arlington pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of leaving the scene of a serious injury accident. The misdemeanor charge carries a penalty of up to two years in prison. Soules’ attorney says he could also get a deferred judgment and no jail time when he’s sentenced in January.
Soules had been charged with leaving the scene of a fatal crash, a felony that carries up to five years behind bars.
Soule was arrested after he rear-ended a tractor in April 2017, killing 66-year-old Kenny Mosher. Soules called 911 and waited for first responders, but left before police arrived.
Soules appeared on “The Bachelor” and “Dancing With The Stars” in 2015.