'Bachelor' star called 911 before allegedly fleeing scene

Katrina Soto
April 27, 2017

Soules was released from jail on $10,000 bail, which was posted by his mother, Linda.

Soules, who was portrayed as a wholesome country boy looking for love on season 19 of the ABC reality show, was behind the wheel of a pickup truck that rear-ended a tractor in northern Iowa near Aurora on Monday night, the Iowa State Patrol said.

"He is not conscious", Soules answered.

The 911 audio goes on. the dispatcher asks if anyone could administer CPR.

Former Bachelor star Chris Soules was arrested on Tuesday after a fatal traffic incident resulting in the death of 66-year-old Kenneth Mosher of Aurora.

Soules' lawyers, Sean and Molly Spellman, didn't immediately reply to messages seeking comment.

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The Buchanan County attorney told KWWL TV that Soules has not been cooperating with law enforcement.

Chris Soules has been detained after being involved in a deadly auto accident. He was booked on a charge of leaving the scene of a deadly crash and released on bond hours later on the condition that he surrender his passport and wear an ankle monitor until his trial. "Chris Soules was involved in an accident on Monday evening, April 24, in a rural part of Iowa near his home", reads the statement. "Yes, I ran into a guy on a tractor", Soules responds.

On Tuesday, Soules' rep confirmed the accident and arrest to ABC News, adding, "He was devastated to learn that Kenneth Mosher, the other person in the accident, passed away". The driver of the tractor died in the crash. If you don't know, Chris was The Bachelor back in 2015, and ended up getting engaged to Whitney Bischoff. Sources told TMZ that Soules submitted to a blood test, but also said that the test may not be effective, given the time lapse.

Authorities say Soules' pickup was damaged and that he left the scene in another truck before emergency responders arrived. Additional charges are possible, but the initial charge against Soules carries a penalty of up to five years in prison. "His thoughts and prayers and with Mr. Mosher's family".

According to the criminal complaint obtained by ET, the general probable cause lists "admission/statements, caused property damage, operating motor vehicles, possessed alcoholic beverage/containers, identified by witnesses, near scene of crime and caused personal injury".

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