Former “The Bachelor” star Chris Soules is alleged to have been involved in a hit and run accident on Monday night. The reality show star reportedly crashed into a tractor, then fled the scene. The driver of the tractor died, according to officials.
The incident occurred in Iowa around 8:20 p.m. Reports say Soules was driving a Chevy pickup when he rear-ended a John Deere tractor. Both vehicles landed in roadside ditches, according to KWWL. Soules is said to have fled the scene on foot, leaving his truck behind.
The driver of the tractor, Kenneth Mosher, 66, was transported via ambulance to a hospital where he later died.
Witnesses were able to identify Soules, a local farmer, who was taken into custody and booked on charges of leaving the scene of a fatal accident, which is a felony.
According to TMZ, Soules “was in possession of alcoholic beverage containers at the time of the crash.”
In 2006, Soules was convicted of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, according to court records.
Today, Soules was in court for an arraignment hearing and was held on a $10,000 bond, which he posted later in the morning. He is expected to be released sometime today. It’s been reported that Soules received medical attention after his arrest.
The authorities said no additional information about the case would be immediately released.
Soules is a frequent reality star. He was on “The Bachelorette” in 2014 and “The Bachelor” in 2015. He also took turns on “Dancing With the Stars” and “Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition.”
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