‘Bachelor’ Chris Soules Arrested After Alleged Fatal Car Crash
Update, Tuesday 1:40 PM ET: Chris Soules has formally been charged with leaving the scene of a fatal car accident. He is being held on $10,000 bond.
If Soules posts his bond he will be released from jail, but will have to wear an ankle bracelet monitor.
Soules also reportedly had to surrender his passport because he was "planning to film out of the country soon for a 'Bachelor'-related event."
Local news affiliate KWWL.com reports that Soules' preliminary hearing has been set for May 2. Our original story is below.
Chris Soules, star of season 19 of "The Bachelor," was arrested and taken into custody on Monday night after allegedly leaving the scene of a fatal hit-and-run car accident.
Soules was driving a Chevy pickup truck in Iowa on Monday night when he reportedly drove into a tractor trailer, allegedly running it off the road and into a ditch at 8:20 pm, TMZ reported.
A rep for Chris Soules gave Elite Daily the following statement, saying,
Chris Soules was involved in an accident Monday evening (April 24) in a rural part of Iowa near his home. He was devastated to learn that Kenneth Mosher, the other person in the accident, passed away. His thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Mosher's family.
The driver of the John Deere tractor trailer involved in the accident was reportedly rushed to the hospital, where he later died, TMZ reported.
Soules has been booked on a charge of leaving the scene with a death, according to TMZ. He also reportedly received medical attention following the accident, and is currently still in custody.
At this time, Soules has not been charged with driving under the influence, according to People.com.
The 35-year-old farmer and reality show personality is an Iowa native who first garnered attention on Andi Dorfman's season of "The Bachelorette," where he came in third place.
On his season of "The Bachelor," he proposed to Whitney Bischoff at his family's barn in Iowa. The couple called off their engagement in 2015.
Last month, there were rumors Soules, who also appeared on season 20 of "Dancing with the Stars" where he placed fifth, might be a contestant on the upcoming season of "Bachelor in Paradise." Speaking on the potential, he said,
They called last year and this year. I don't think my schedule will allow it honestly. I don't know. Honestly, it looks like a lot of fun… When I went to be the Bachelor, I went to find a wife and I take this really seriously. I don't wanna go into something like that where I'm disingenuous, you know? … I don't wanna make a fool of myself on national television.