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Former Bachelor star arrested following fatal Iowa crash

Being involved in a car accident is often a scary and overwhelming experience. While many victims are worried about the condition of those involved, others are more concerned about what could happen if it is determined that they caused the crash. In some cases, the nerves of the driver get the best of them, causing them to leave the scene. However, leaving the scene of an accident could result in serious consequences, even criminal charges.

This is reportedly what happened recently in Iowa City, when the former star of the show "The Bachelor" was involved in a fatal crash with a tractor. According to preliminary reports, Chris Soules was arrested for fleeing the scene of a traffic accident he caused. Police indicated that Soules rear-ended a tractor with his pickup truck.

This collision resulted in the tractor rolling into a ditch on one side of the road and Soules' truck ending up in a ditch on the other side of the road. Soules reportedly did not suffer any injuries, and he left the area before emergency crews arrived. The tractor driver suffered serious injuries, and he was transported to the hospital, where he later died.

Witness accounts apparently placed Soules at the seen on the crash, and multiple witnesses claimed that Soules caused the crash that he fled from. Police also discovered alcohol at the scene of the crash. However, it hasn't been determined who it belonged to. It was noted that Soules has a past of traffic infractions, which included one conviction of an OWI.

Roughly five hours after the crash, Soules was arrested for fleeing the scene of a fatal accident. This charge carries serious penalties, such as serving up to five years in prison. While he isn't facing any other charges at this time, there are other possible allegations floating around. Thus, it is important for the accused to consider what defense options are available.

Defendants facing any type of criminal charges should understand that they have criminal defense options available. Depending on the situation and the goals of the defendant, some criminal defense routes might be more beneficial than others.

Source: Sfgate.com, "'Bachelor' star Chris Soules charged in deadly Iowa crash," Ryan J. Foley, April 25, 2017

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