Chris Soules Called 911 After Fatal Car Accident, Says He Felt Driver's Pulse Before Allegedly Leaving Scene
In audio of the Bachelor star’s 911 call obtained by ET, Soules sounds distraught and tells the dispatcher that he “rear-ended a guy on a tractor” and that Mosher was thrown into a ditch. Soules says Mosher is not conscious, and doesn’t appear to be breathing. He also says that others are there at the scene, and asks if anyone knows how to do CPR.
Soules then apparently performed CPR and says he felt a pulse on Mosher. “I feel a pulse, yeah he’s got a pulse,” he says.
He also answers “yes” when asked if there is blood coming out of Mosher’s mouth.
“It’s bloody, there’s blood,” Soules says.
An Iowa State Patrol official tells ET that Soules allegedly left the scene after the ambulance came.
“What we know right now, he was there at the scene, the ambulance personnel showed up, and he just kind of walked away from it and then was picked up north of the scene by some individuals,” the official says.
According to the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office, Soules, 35, was uninjured in the accident and left the scene of the accident prior to law enforcement arrival. He was arrested at 1:16 a.m. on Tuesday, and has been charged with Leaving the Scene of a Fatality Motor Vehicle Accident.
Soules was released from jail on $10,000 bail, which was posted by his mother, Linda. Soules’ rep, Stan Rosenfield, released a statement to ET following his release from jail. “Chris Soules was involved in an accident on Monday evening, April 24, in a rural part of Iowa near his home,” the statement reads. “He was devastated to learn that Kenneth Mosher, the other person in the accident, passed away. His thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Mosher’s family.”
Soules’ next court date is scheduled for May 2.