It appears Chris Soules did try to help the injured driver before fleeing the scene of a fatal car crash.
The Iowa farmer said the tractor driver was injured, unconscious, and bleeding from the mouth after being thrown in a ditch. He said the driver, Kenneth Mosher, didn’t appear to be breathing.
The distraught 35-year-old was breathing heavily during the Monday night phone call, seemingly emotional and ready to break down in tears to the dispatcher.
At the operator’s request, Soules asked another unidentified person at the scene to perform CPR on the victim, saying he didn’t know how.
Soules then checked the 66-year-old’s pulse before saying they’ll call back and hanging up on the dispatcher. He then reportedly left the scene before police arrived.
On Tuesday, the reality star was arrested for leaving the scene of a fatal car accident, and according to The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office, refused to go with officials until they obtained a search warrant several hours later.
Of course, Bachelor Nation has a lot of thoughts on the subject, as many alum who knew Chris are speaking out.
Andi Dorfman, who got to know him during her season of The Bachelorette, told ET:
“It’s all very sad. I haven’t talked to Chris yet but, knowing him, I know that he is probably devastated. My thoughts go out to [Mosher] and his family, as well as the Soules family. You never want to hear that a friend has been involved in a horrific, life-altering tragedy like this. I’m just saddened for everyone involved.”
So are we.
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