Chris Soules to Pay $2.5 Million in Wrongful Death Suit

Chris Soules to Pay $2.5 Million in Wrongful Death Suit

Former Bachelor star Chris Soules and his dad and mom, Gary and Linda Soules, have been ordered to pay $2.5 million in a wrongful demise lawsuit settlement following his April 2017 fatal car accident.

Kenneth Mosher, 66, died after the fact star’s automobile rear-ended the farmer’s tractor two years in the past in Aurora, Iowa. Soules allegedly fled the scene of the crime, however he was later arrested on a Class D felony cost.

Chris Soules Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Chris Soules Adam Taylor/ABC by way of Getty Images

The 37-year-old pleaded guilty in November 2018 to a lesser aggravated misdemeanor cost of data assist — leaving the scene of an accident.

Chris Soules Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Chris Soules, who starred in “The Bachelor,” is seen in a police reserving picture after his arrest on costs of leaving the scene of a deadly accident after the truck he was driving rear-ended one other car April 24, 2017 in Independence, Iowa. Buchanan County Sheriffs Office by way of Getty Images

According to court docket paperwork obtained by on Tuesday, May 21, the January 2019 settlement states, “For the total consideration of $2,500,000.00, Nancy Mosher, Matthew Mosher, Michael Mosher, and the Estate of Kenneth Mosher (‘claimants’) hereby release and forever discharge Christopher Soules, Gary Soules, Linda Soules … from any and all liability whatsoever … arising out of an automobile accident that occurred on April 24, 2017.”

The settlement information got here on the identical day decide delayed Soules’ sentencing. Soules’ legal professionals argued that his presentencing report shouldn’t have included sufferer affect statements from Mosher’s kin that have been given before Soules pled guilty and ordered a brand new report to be written.

Soules’ lawyer estimated the brand new report could be accomplished in the summer season and new sentencing date could possibly be scheduled as quickly as August, in accordance to the Des Moines Register. The former ABC star faces up to two years in jail.

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