Lawyers for former Bachelor Chris Soules are insisting that his client did not flee the scene of a deadly crash with a tractor Monday night.
As Crime Online previously reported, Soules was arrested earlier this week after he rear-ended a man on a tractor in his hometown of Arlington, Iowa. Subsequent reports claimed that Soules called 911 to report the accident, which killed the man on the tractor, before fleeing the scene and refusing to answer the door when police first visited his home.
Now his legal team is saying that the 911 call — along with his attempts to revive the victim, Kenneth Mosher — show that he did not “flee the scene.” The lawyers gave the following statement to Us Weekly on Thursday:
Soules’ 911 call, released yesterday, proved that the initial knee-jerk coverage of this accident was incorrect. While initial reports suggested Soules fled the scene, the 911 call confirms that Soules in fact was the one who contacted law enforcement immediately. During the call, he clearly identified himself and explained his role in the terrible accident. Soules attempted to resuscitate Mr. Mosher and remained on the scene with him until emergency medical personnel arrived.
“His attorneys are confident that once all the evidence is made public, it will show Soules acted reasonably and did everything in his power to provide aid to Mr. Mosher,” the statement continues.
Soules, 35, broke his silence about the accident on Wednesday in a statement to In Touch Weekly.
My family and I are overwhelmed with this tragedy, but we are sticking together and we’ll get through it. Thank you for reaching out.
His lawyers told Us Weekly that Soules will not be making any further statements while charges are still pending.
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