2015 'Bachelor' star pleads guilty to reduced charge in fatal crash

Lawrence Kim
November 14, 2018

The former Bachelor, dubbed "Prince Farming" during his reality TV days, entered a written guilty plea to leaving the scene of a personal injury accident on Tuesday, Nov. 13, E!

A farmer who appeared on ABC's "The Bachelor" has pleaded guilty in a fatal crash a year ago near his home in northern Iowa.

He will be sentenced on January 8, 2019 and faces up to two years in prison.

According to prosecutors, Soules rear-ended a John Deere tractor and sent it and its driver flying into a ditch.

He had initially pled not guilty to a felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, and unsuccessfully tried to get the charge dismissed. Soules was arrested hours later at his home after police obtained a warrant.

Soules must report to the department on or before November 20 to begin the process. Soules called 911 from the scene, performed CPR on Mosher but left the scene after paramedics arrived and before authorities could speak with him.

"Mr. Soules did not depart the scene until he was assured emergency personnel had the situation in hand", Messamer continued. "Because this is a fatality it is necessary for law enforcement to at least have a face to face interaction with those that are involved".

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