Former “The Bachelor” star Chris Soules has released a statement regarding the deadly car crash he was arrested for Tuesday morning.
“Chris Soules was involved in an accident Monday evening (April 24) in a rural part of Iowa near his home,” Soules’ representative said in a statement. “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.”
TheWrap has learned that Soules, 35, was taken into custody by the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office in Iowa after the truck he was driving rear-ended a tractor at around 8 p.m. Monday night. According to local station KWWL, both vehicles went into a ditch. Mosher, 66, who was driving the tractor died and Soules fled the scene, leaving his truck behind.
Soules was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident where a death occurred. He posted his $10,000 bond after court and was released, according to KWWL.
TMZ reported that Soules was in possession of alcoholic beverage containers at the time of the crash. Witnesses identified him at the scene and called the police.
Soules appeared on “The Bachelor” for Season 19 in 2015 after appearing on “The Bachelorette” in Season 10. He proposed to Whitney Bischoff in the finale, but the two called off their engagement. Since then, he’s appeared on other reality shows like “Dancing with the Stars” and “Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition.”