Former 'Bachelor' Chris Soules Arrested, Charged With Leaving The Scene Of An Accident Where There Was A Death (Updated)

Former "Bachelor" star Chris Soules has been arrested after allegedly leaving the scene of an accident where there was a fatality, Access Hollywood has confirmed.

According to the complaint from the Iowa District Court for Buchanan County, which Access Hollywood has obtained, Soules was arrested on Tuesday, April 25, following an incident in the 1000 block of Slater Ave. in Aurora, Iowa. The incident took place on April 24 at 8:22 PM, per the complaint.

Soules was driving his pickup southbound on Slater Ave., when he allegedly rear-ended a tractor being driven by Kenneth Mosher, 66, of Aurora, per a release from the Buchanan County Sheriff's Office. Both the tractor and truck went into a ditch, per the release. Mosher was taken to a nearby hospital, where authorities say he was pronounced dead. The BCSO claims the reality star left the scene before they arrived.

Sheriff Bill Wolgram told the Associated Press that alcohol was found at the scene and authorities are attempting to figure out who it belongs to.

Soules made an initial court appearance on Tuesday at the Buchanan County Court House in Independence, Iowa. Bail in the case was set at $10,000 cash bond. It was posted and Soules was released from jail on Tuesday. Soules faces up to five years in prison if convicted. 

A preliminary hearing has been set for May 2 at 1:30 PM.

A statement was released on Tuesday on behalf of Soules.

"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 statement read.

-- Access Hollywood Staff

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