Former "Bachelor" Chris Soules was arrested after an alleged hit-and-run accident in Iowa on Monday night that left one man dead.
He was formally charged with leaving the scene of a fatal car accident and was released on a $10,000 bond on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, TMZ obtained audio of the phone call Soules made before allegedly leaving the scene of the crash between the truck and a tractor.
In the recording, you hear what appears to be an extremely emotional and distraught Soules tell an operator "there's no address," before stating,
Through what sounds to be heavy breathing, Soules tells the operator the guy on the tractor is "injured," later saying, "He's not conscious."
Soules can be heard on the recording stating that the victim "doesn't appear to be breathing."
You can also hear in the recording another unidentified man on the scene beginning to give the victim CPR after Soules says he doesn't know how. Soules then asks the operator if he can call back.
The victim was identified as 66-year-old Kenneth Mosher of Aurora, Iowa, according to TheCourier.com. Mosher was taken by ambulance to the hospital, where he later died.
Police reportedly later found Soules at his house after he was identified by witnesses at the scene. It apparently took police hours to obtain a search warrant to get into his home, TMZ reports.
On Tuesday, a rep for Soules released a statement to Elite Daily, saying,
While Soules has not been charged with any alcohol-related offenses at this time, TMZ reports that police documents indicate he had alcoholic beverages on him at the time of the crash.
While the internet reacted strongly to the news of the reality show contestant's arrest, a man who is closely tied to the victim spoke to People on Tuesday and came to Soules' defense. Robert Roepke, whose daughter is married to Kenneth Mosher's son, said,
If Soules is found guilty, he could face jail time.