‘Bachelor’ alum Chris Soules pleads guilty to charge related to fatal car crash

Chris Soulespleaded guilty on Tuesday, November 13, to a charge related to his April 2017 car crash that resulted in a man’s death, Us Weekly can confirm.

The former Bachelor star’s lawyers entered the written plea obtained by Us Weekly on Tuesday after the prosecutor amended the charge down to a misdemeanor. He is now facing “the lesser-included offense of Information and Aid – Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident,” per the plea deal. The charge carries a penalty ranging from a deferred judgment and no jail time to up to two years in prison. Soules also may be ordered to pay a minimum fine of $625 along with suspended jail sentence or a deferred judgment or a maximum fine of $6,250.00.

Soules was originally charged with a Class D Felony and faced up to five years in prison. His sentencing will be decided by the judge at his hearing set for January 8, 2019.

“Though I immediately stopped, called 911 and identified myself, and rendered reasonable aid to the injured person … I acknowledge I did not provide the registration number of the vehicle I was driving to 911 dispatch or law enforcement,” Soules’ plea deal reads.

Radar Online reported on Monday, November 12, that Soules, 37, was “expected to enter a written guilty plea.”

As previously reported, Soules allegedly rear-ended a tractor driven by a 66-year-old man named Kenny Mosher in Aurora, Iowa, in April 2017. Mosher was transported to a local hospital and later died of injuries he sustained in the crash. The Dancing With the Stars alum, who was accused of leaving the scene of the fatal accident before the cops arrived, was arrested at his home after the incident.

Soules’ filed a motion to dismiss his felony charge in February, claiming he left the scene after being assured by emergency responders that the situation was under control. Us confirmed later that month that his motion was denied.

The former ABC star, who competed on season 10 of The Bacheloretteand starred on season 19 of The Bachelor, released a statement through his spokesperson following the incident in April 2017.

“Chris Soules was involved in an accident Monday evening (April 24) in a rural part of Iowa near his home. He was devastated to learn that Kenneth Mosher, the other person in the accident, passed away,” the statement read at the time. “His thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Mosher’s family.”

27 PHOTOS
Chris Soules in recent years
See Gallery
Chris Soules in recent years
INDEPENDENCE, IA - APRIL 24: (EDITORS NOTE: Best quality available) In this handout photo provided by the Buchanan County Sheriffs Office, TV personality Chris Soules, who starred in 'The Bachelor,' is seen in a police booking photo after his arrest on charges of leaving the scene of a fatal accident after the truck he was driving rear-ended another vehicle April 24, 2017 in Independence, Iowa. The incident happened near Aurora, Iowa. (Photo by Buchanan County Sheriffs Office via Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 18: Chris Soules attends the 16th Annual Waiting for Wishes Celebrity Dinner Hosted by Kevin Carter & Jay DeMarcus on April 18, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for The Kevin Carter Foundation)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 05: (L-R) Reality TV Personalities Luke Pell, Chris Soules and Jordan Rodgers attend Becca Tilley's Blog and YouTube launch party at The Bachelor Mansion on December 5, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 23: TV personalities Chris Soules (L) and Wells Adams attend the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena on September 23, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mindy Small/FilmMagic)
BEN & LAUREN: HAPPILY EVER AFTER? - 'Chad to the Bone' - Ben and Lauren head to the woods for a camping trip with some former Bachelor contestants, but all hell breaks loose when villain Chad shows up and threatens to ruin everything, in an all-new episode of Freeform's original series 'Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After?,' airing TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on Freeform. (Adam Larkey/Freeform via Getty Images) CHRIS SOULES, GRANT KEMP, BEN HIGGINS
BEN & LAUREN: HAPPILY EVER AFTER? - 'Chad to the Bone' - Ben and Lauren head to the woods for a camping trip with some former Bachelor contestants, but all hell breaks loose when villain Chad shows up and threatens to ruin everything, in an all-new episode of Freeform's original series 'Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After?,' airing TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on Freeform. (Adam Larkey/Freeform via Getty Images) CHRIS SOULES
SANTA MONICA, CA - AUGUST 05: Television personality Chris Soules poses backstage at the ALT 98.7 Summer Camp at the Santa Monica Pier on August 5, 2016 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episodes 2210A' - It's the closest race ever with some of the best dancing celebrities have ever pulled off. Ginger Zee and Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Nyle DiMarco and Peta Murgatroyd, and Paige VanZant and Mark Ballas have one last night of competitive dancing, vying to win the judges' and America's votes to be crowned the 'Dancing with the Stars' champion, culminating an incredible season, announced live TUESDAY, MAY 24 (9:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) CHRIS SOULES
CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 20: Chris Soules is interviewed by Rick Ungar in front of the SiriusXM booth at Quicken Loans Arena on July 20, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
CARSON, CA - MAY 14: TV personality Chris Soules attends 102.7 KIIS FM's 2016 Wango Tango at StubHub Center on May 14, 2016 in Carson, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 07: Chris Soules attends the boohoo.com LA Pop Up Store on April 7, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for boohoo.com )
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 21: Chris Soules poses with Charlotte McKinney at the driver's meeting prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series DAYTONA 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 21, 2016 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
THE BACHELOR AT 20: A CELEBRATION OF LOVE - Romance is definitely in the air as we take a look back at 20 seasons of 'The Bachelor' and the fantasy of love - as well as the rollercoaster ride of falling in love. Viewers will catch up with some of their favorite Bachelors and Bachelor couples of all time and discover how these love stories have continued long after their final rose ceremonies. Then, Bachelor Nation is invited to another wedding, as Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert, the newest sweethearts, tie the knot, when Chris Harrison hosts the two-hour special, 'The Bachelor At 20: A Celebration of Love,' airing SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 8:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Matt Petit/ABC via Getty Images) JJ LANE, NICK VIALL, CHRIS SOULES
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 21: Chris Soules poses with the pace car prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series DAYTONA 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 21, 2016 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/NASCAR via Getty Images)
BACHELOR LIVE - Current Bachelor Ben Higgins, former Bachelor Chris Soules and 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' star Kris Jenner will appear as panelists on ABC's after-show 'Bachelor Live' on MONDAY, JANUARY 11 (10:02-11:00 p.m. EST) following 'The Bachelor.' (Photo by Rick Rowell/ABC via Getty Images) BEN HIGGINS, KRIS JENNER, CHRIS SOULES
TORONTO, ON- OCTOBER 21 October 21, 2015 . U.S. Bachelor star and farmer Chris Soules poses for pictures. He's in town for a Grain Farmers of Ontario event. (Vince Talotta/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 08: ABC's 'The Bachelor' Chris Soules attends the annual gala 'Friends of Hudson River Park' at Hudson River Park on October 8, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Adela Loconte/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 07: Rumer Willis and Chris Soules attend the Bauru Bauru vs New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden on October 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: TV personality Chris Soules attends 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 21 at CBS Televison City on September 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 09: TV personality Chris Soules arrives for the Premiere Of Disney's 'Tomorrowland' held at AMC Downtown Disney 12 Theater on May 9, 2015 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 07: Chris Soules attends the WETv 'Pet Project' To Raise Awareness For Canine Companions For Independence at Boulevard3 on May 7, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Harmony Gerber/WireImage)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Couples booted off 'Dancing With the Stars' appear on GOOD MORNING AMERICA, 5/6/15, airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images) ROBERT HERJAVEC, KYM JOHNSON, WITNEY CARSON, CHRIS SOULES
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 07: (L-R) TV personalities Chris Soules and Kenya Moore, and actor Ian Ziering attend an event, hosted by WE tv and Ian Ziering, to raise awareness for Canine Companions for Independence at Boulevard 3 on May 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for WE tv)
DANCING WITH THE STARS: THE RESULTS - 'Episode 2008A' - 'Dancing with the Stars: The Results' continued on TUESDAY, MAY 5 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) where Chris Soules and Witney Carson were also eliminated. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) TOM BERGERON, ERIN ANDREWS, CHRIS SOULES, WITNEY CARSON
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2008' -- The six remaining couples on 'Dancing with the Stars' danced to a song and dance style voted on by viewers for 'AMERICA'S CHOICE' night on MONDAY, MAY 4 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET). America had creative control of the couples' first dance, asking fans throughout the week via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for their input on wardrobe, set design and visual effects. Each couple performed two full routines including an individual original dance and a trio dance. For the trio dance, couples had the opportunity to pick an eliminated pro or troupe member to enhance their performance and highlight the strengths of each star. The trio dance styles include the Jive, Paso Doble, Samba and Salsa. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) WITNEY CARSON, CHRIS SOULES, LINDAY ARNOLD
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 30: Chris Soules is seen in Hollywood on April 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 25: TV personality Chris Soules arrives at the 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

Read Full Story

Sign up for Entertainment Insider by AOL to get the hottest pop culture news delivered straight to your inbox!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.