Chris Soules, who starred on Season 19 of “The Bachelor,” was arrested Monday night following a fatal car crash, the Buchanan County Jail confirmed to the Des Moines Register.
Several outlets, including TMZ, are reporting that the crash happened near Aurora, Iowa, at 8:20 p.m. Soules’ pickup truck reportedly hit a John Deere tractor trailer, which was reportedly being driven by an older man. Soules allegedly fled the scene, and the man was taken to the hospital, where he died.
At 1:16 a.m. Tuesday, Soules, 35, was booked on a criminal charge of leaving the scene of an accident at which a death occurred, and has been medically examined. Authorities would not confirm the incident that led to Soules’ arrest with the Des Moines Register.
The Arlington native first gained attention on Andi Dorfman’s season of “The Bachelorette” in 2014. He then went on to become “The Bachelor” before competing on Season 20 of “Dancing with the Stars.”
HuffPost reached out to ABC, who had no comment on the incident, and a representative for Soules. We will update this post accordingly.
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