BUCHANAN COUNTY, Iowa (KWWL) — Former Bachelor star, Chris Soules, has agreed to a two-year suspended sentence for his role in the death of an Iowa farmer.
In documents filed Friday, Soules consented to the recommended two years probation as well as the two-year suspended prison sentence. The judge must still approve the consent agreement.
Authorities said Soules’ pickup collided with a tractor driven by Kenneth Mosher in April of 2017. Soules called 9-11 but left the scene before police arrived.
Mosher died from his injuries.
Court documents show that last November, Soules filed a written guilty plea to Leaving the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Serious Injury, which is an aggravated misdemeanor. It’s a lesser charge than Soules was facing when he was cited for Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Accident, a Class D Felony.
Sentencing is scheduled for Tuesday, August 27. Soules has waived his right to be present in court during Tuesday’s sentencing and will not be required to attend.