Former Bachelor Star Arrested After Fatal Accident

By: Joe Hyer

April 25, 2017

A former “Bachelor” is in custody after leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

TMZ and several other outlets are reporting that Chris Soules, who was the star of ABC's The Bachelor (season 19), has been jailed in Iowa.

Reports say that Soules was driving a pickup truck near Aurora, Iowa when the accident occurred around 8:20 p.m. on Monday (April 24). Witnesses identified Soules as the driver of a pickup truck that hit a John Deere tractor trailer.

The driver of the tractor-trailer died at the hospital, and Soules was arrested just after 1 a.m. on Tuesday. He was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident after witnesses identified him as the driver of the pickup truck. TMZ reports that Soules was in possession of alcoholic beverage containers at the time of the crash.

He is being held on a $10,000 cash bond.