UPDATE: 'The Bachelor' star gets suspended sentence in fatal crash

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Published: May. 21, 2019 at 12:08 PM CDT
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UPDATE 8/23:

An Arlington man who appeared on ABC's "The Bachelor" has accepted a suspended two-year prison sentence for his role in a 2017 Iowa crash that killed another man.

Court records show that Chris Soules entered written consent documents on Friday agreeing to the suspended sentence and supervised release. He also agreed to pay a $625 fine. A judge must still sign off on the sentencing. Soules had been set to appear for sentencing on Tuesday. In light of the agreement, he waived his right to appear for sentencing.

Soules appeared on "The Bachelor" and "Dancing With The Stars" in 2015.

UPDATE 8/9/2019 :

Former 'The Bachelor' star, Chris Soules is expected to be sentenced on August 27th, 2019, after leaving the scene of a fatal crash in April of 2017. Soules pleaded guilted to leaving the scene of the accident. It happened when Soules was behind the wheel of his pick-up truck and crashed into Kenneth Mosher's tractor. Soules called 911 and performed CPR on Mosher but left the scene before law enforcement officers arrived.

His sentencing is scheduled for 1:30pm.

UPDATE 5/21:

A judge has delayed sentencing for former "The Bachelor" star Chris Soules for leaving the scene of a fatal 2017 accident.

The decision comes after Judge Andrea Dryer ruled Tuesday that she will disregard letters from the deceased driver's relatives. Dryer says the wife and sons of Iowa farmer Kenneth Mosher aren't victims under state law because Soules was not convicted of causing Mosher's death.

Soules pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor for leaving after rear-ending a slow-moving tractor driven by Mosher.

Mosher's relatives wrote victim impact statements urging Dryer to impose the maximum sentence of two years in prison. The letters were included in the Department of Correctional Services' presentence investigation report.

Dryer agreed with Soules' lawyers that the letters should be stricken. She ordered a new presentence investigation.


A judge in Buchanan County on Tuesday will sentence former reality TV star Chris Soules for leaving a crash that killed an eastern Iowa farmer.

Soules, who is from Arlington, pleaded guilty in November to leaving the scene of an accident.

The Des Moines Register reports he could face up to two years in prison.

Soules was behind the wheel of his pickup when he crashed into Kenneth Mosher's tractor in April 2017.

Soules called 911 and performed CPR on Mosher, but left before law enforcement officers arrived.

Tuesday's sentencing is set to start at 1:30 p.m.

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