At 8:00pm April 24, former Bachelor Chris Soules rear ended the tractor that Vietnam War Veteran, Kenneth Mosher, was driving. Soules called in the accident, but after checking Mosher’s pulse fled the scene. Mosher was soon taken to the nearest hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Found at his home, Soules was taken to the Buchanan County Jail, where he was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident. Tuesday morning after posting a $10,000 bail, Soules was released and had his first court appearance at the Buchanan County Courthouse where his preliminary hearing was set for 1:30pm May 2.
As Soules could be facing up to five years in prison, fans of Bachelor Nation have called his character into question. When asked about her initial thoughts of Chris Soules from his season of The Bachelor, senior Brianne Kelly stated that she never much cared for him, however she wouldn’t have expected him to walk away from a situation such as the one previously mentioned.
“I was never a huge fan,” Kelly said. “He was rather one dimensional and he didn’t make an impact on me as a person.”
Once Kelly was informed of Soules’ current situation and involvement in the accident, her opinion of him began to change. Kelly felt it wrong for him to react the way he did, furthering the thoughts she previously had regarding his character.
“I believe everyone should be held accountable for their actions,” Kelly said. “I would think he was capable, as it could happen to anyone, but I am disappointed that he would try to avoid consequences like he has.”
Kelly may not be the only one wondering about Chris Soules and the charges he is currently facing. Soules’ representative, Stan Rosenfield, released a statement from Soules himself to provide insight as to how Soules has reacted to the accident.
“[Soules] was devastated to learn that Kenneth Mosher, the other person in the accident, passed away,” Rosenfield said. “His thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Mosher’s family.”
This statement on behalf of Soules himself leaves it up to the individual to develop an opinion of their own and foster original thoughts as to how they think Soules should have reacted to the situation at hand. Story by Marissa Hubbard, Photo credited to google images.
Sources: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/25/arts/chris-soules-bachelor.html?_r=0, https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2017/04/25/bachelor-chris-soules-arrested-for-fleeing-scene-of-deadly-accident-in-iowa/100878060/