Former Bachelor star Chris Soules was involved in a motor vehicle accident on Monday night that resulted in one death.


Soules, 35, was driving a pickup truck in Iowa when he rear-ended Eugene Mosher, 66, who was driving a John Deere tractor. The tractor was forced into a ditch and Mosher’s body was flung. Authorities say Mosher was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. Soules truck was also cast into a ditch, but the actor remained unscathed.

He fled the scene before deputies arrived and was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident, which is a felony. Police found Soules in his home and arrested him. He was released Tuesday morning after posting the $10,000 bail.

Soules reportedly called the police before leaving the scene. In the recording, Soules was breathing heavily and wrought with emotion as he explains the collision. Soules can be heard talking to an unidentified third person, asking him or her to perform CPR on Mosher because he didn’t know how. “I can feel a pulse, yeah I got a pulse,” Soules tells the 911 operator. The call ends with the operator confirming that law enforcement is on their way.

“I believe it was a very tragic, sad accident that took the life of a guy that was just coming home from work,” said Robert Roepke, whose daughter is married to the victim’s son, told People. “This is corn planting time, the best time of the year for a farmer. Kenny was working on one of the farms just a little north of Aurora and I think he was just coming home. For Chris, what happened was just a freak accident.”

Soules is a farmer from Iowa who appeared on season 10 of The Bachelorette in 2014, and then followed up as the star of season 19 of The Bachelor in 2015. The show ended with his engagement to Whitney Bischoff, but the pair split after the show ended.

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