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'Bachelor' Alum Chris Soules Ordered To Pay $2.5 Million In Iowa Wrongful Death Lawsuit

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Chris Soules is just a few million dollars away from putting his Iowa nightmare behind him and being able to move on for good.
The Bachelor alum has officially come to terms on a wrongful death lawsuit settlement by agreeing to pay $2.5 million to the family of Kenneth Mosher, the 66-year-old farmer that died in an accident involving the reality TV star on an Iowa farm road two years ago.
Related: Whatever Happened To That Alcohol Allegation Against Soules?
Chris — and his parents, Gary and Linda — will now be required to pay the seven-figure sum to Mosher’s family. The details had originally been agreed upon by all parties involved way back in January, but it was only just recently approved by an Iowa judge.
And then on Tuesday, Soules was due to be officially sentenced for the crime of leaving the scene of an accident — only to have that sentencing delayed so that the court can remove victim impact statements from their pre-sentencing report. According to newspaper reports from Iowa, including the Des Moines Register, Soules could face up to two years in prison when the rescheduled sentencing date comes up in August.
As you might recall, all the way back in November, the reality TV star pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident in exchange for the reduction of his sentence.

A Long Time Coming

The incident itself occurred nearly two years ago on a farm road in Iowa, when Soules allegedly rear-ended Mosher, who had been driving a much slower tractor at the time.
Soules immediately called 911 in the first place, and reported at the time that Mosher still had a pulse while giving the dispatcher information about the accident on scene. However, when authorities arrived on the scene, Soules was already gone, having fled to his nearby home. Mosher was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
Soule’s attorney, Alfredo Parrish, has revealed that the Bachelor alum is still very deeply affected by the accident to this day, telling the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier in an interview (below):

“It’s pretty stressful for Chris. He knew the Moshers. He knows the gentleman who died. He’s been pretty stressed out by this whole thing, and he was clearly stressed out. We spent a lot of time talking these last few days. This hearing is a big deal, anytime you have a sentencing where people are not part of the criminal justice system, it’s a big deal. He’s been pretty stressed out by this whole thing, and he was clearly stressed out.”

Definitely a sad situation for all parties involved…
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May 22, 2019 17:24pm PDT